The ICOUK “Spot the Moon Photo Competition” was started in 2018 and the Hilal images shown below are some of the winning photos of the first day's crescent moon on the UK horizon. It is a testimony of the great achievements made by our members and a living proof that the crescent moon can be sighted on the UK horizon, even under adverse weather conditions, Alhamdulillah (if an earnest effort is made).

2018 01 18 Hilal ArshadBaigPhoto by: Mohammad Arshad Baig; Location: Slough, Berkshire (UK); Date: 18/01/2018 16:56 GMT (for Jumada-I 1439)

2018 02 17 Hilal SulemanAbooPhoto by: Suleman Aboo; Location: London, Greater London (UK); Date: 17/02/2018 17:45 GMT (for Jumada-II 1439)

2018 04 17 Hilal SulemanAbooPhoto by: Suleman Aboo; Location: London, Greater London (UK); Date: 17/04/2018 20:18 BST (for Shaban 1439)

2018 05 16 Hilal ArshadBaigPhoto by: Mohammad Arshad Baig; Location: Slough, Berkshire (UK); Date: 16/05/2018 21:24 BST (for Ramadan 1439)

2018 06 15 Hilal KenFosterPhoto by: Younes Foster; Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire (UK); Date: 15/06/2018 22:51 BST (for Shawwal 1439)

2018 10 10 Hilal FerasTumaPhoto by: Feras Tuma; Location: Cardiff, Wales (UK); Date: 10/10/2018 19:03 BST (for Safar 1440)
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1440 shows that moon will be born on 1 August 2019 at 03:12 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 2 August 2019 it will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 3 August 2019 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Monday 12 August 2019), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj?

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH on 1 - 2 August 2019 (29th Dhul Qaidah & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

No Announcements available

Significance of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)  
1. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it." (Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 259)
2. Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah). He said, "It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year." (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 260)
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1440 shows that moon will be born on 3 June 2019 at 10:02 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 4 June 2019 the moon will be easily visible in many countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 5 June 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1440 AH on 4 June 2019 (29th Ramadan) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shawwal 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Shawwal 1440 AH
No announcement available
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make their Shawwal announcement on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1440 shows that moon will be born on 2 July 2019 at 19:16 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 3 July 2019 the moon will be easily visible in Europe/West Africa. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 4 July 2019, InshaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 2 July 2019 across South America.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH on 3 - 4 July 2019 (29th Shawwal & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

No announcement available

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they normally follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).