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? | [YouTube]

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

On Thursday 1st August 2019 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1440 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH will completed 30-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH will start from Saturday 3rd August 2019 (making Eid-ul Adha to be on Monday 12 August 2019), InShaAllah.

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
Note: We have received reliable reports from Saudi Arabia that none of the official Hilal Committee astronomers were able to sight the moon (12 hours old) on 1st August 2019, but the usual early-sighers from near Riyadh (Sudair/Tomair) have claimed a sighting and the court had accepted it. 
Saudi Scientist believes this is caused by the psychological bias of the Ummul Qura calendar date (running ahead of visibility), creating an image of the crescent moon inside the memory of the witnesses, even though it is not possible to be physically sighted by the human eye.
The advice of Saudi Ulama to Muslims outside Saudi Arabia is they should not follow the moon sighting reports of Saudi Arabia and should make their own arrangement based on the Sunnah of local sighting. (Ref: Is Eid-ul Adha connected with Hajj?).
 
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 the UK and many countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 5 June 2019, InShaAllah. [When is Eid-ul Fitr 1440?]

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

On Tuesday 4th June 2019 (29th Ramadan 1440 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1440 was sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Ramadan 1440 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shawwal 1440 AH will start from Wednesday 5th June 2019, InShaAllah. Eid Mubarak to all Muslims (and don't forget to share your Hilal photo on ICOUK website)!

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

On Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (29th Shawwal 1440 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1440 was not sighted in the UK but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax. Therefore, the month of Shawwal 1440 AH will have 29-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH will start from Thursday 4th July 2019, InShaAllah

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1440 shows that moon will be born on 4 May 2019 at 22:46 GMT/UT, but it may not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date or the next day. However, on 6 May 2019, the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Ramadan is most likely to start from 7 May 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1440 AH on 5 - 6 May 2019 (29th Shaban & 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 Ramadan 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Ramadan 1440 AH

On Sunday 5th May 2019 (29th Shaban 1440 AH) the Hilal of Ramadan 1440 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Shaban 1440 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1440 AH will start from Tuesday 7th May 2019 (1st Tarawih from the night of Monday 6th May 2019), InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia normally announce the start of Ramadan on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.