Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Ula 1440 shows that moon will be born on 6 January 2019 at 01:28 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 7 January 2019 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and all other countries of the world. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Ula is most likely to start from 8 January 2019, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 6 January 2019 across Asia/Pacific.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH on 6 - 7 January 2019 (29th Rabi-ul Thani & 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 Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH

06 January 2019
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 06 January 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I went to a good location well before sunset time to identify the sunset position and waited until well after sunset, but the moon was not sighted (see attached photos)”.


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 06 January 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The two of us attempted to sight the crescent moon today. I arrived at the location 15 minutes before sunset. It was cloudy and could not point to the exact location of sunset”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 06 January 2019, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “The western horizon was totally covered by heavy clouds”.


Crawley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 06 January 2019, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Crawley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I could not see the moon, it was totally cloudy, today after sunset”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 06 January 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen. Moon age 11 hours, weather partly cloudy”.


Morocco

Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 06 January 2019, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Oriental County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.


07 January 2019
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 07 January 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “First seen by binoculars 15 mins after sunset. Seen by naked eye after 20 mins. Moon age 35 hours and sunset moonset lag time over 1 hour”.


United Kingdom

Scunthorpe

Not seen after sunset: On 07 January 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Scunthorpe City in the North Lincolnshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Stoke On Trent

Not seen after sunset: On 07 January 2019, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Stoke On Trent City in the Staffordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Sky was totally covered by heavy clouds”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 07 January 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH

On Sunday 6th January 2019 (29th Rabi-ul Thani 1440 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 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 Rabi-ul Thani 1440 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH will start from Tuesday 8th January 2019, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they normally follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).