Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Akhira 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Akhira 1440 shows that moon will be born on 4 February 2019 at 21:04 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date or the next day. However, on 6 February 2019 the moon will be visible in in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira is likely to start from 7 February 2019, InShaAllah.

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

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Akhira 1440 AH (c)

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

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1440 AH on 5 - 6 February 2019 (29th Jumada Al-Ula & 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-Akhira 1440 AH

05 February 2019
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 05 February 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Most of York was totally cloudy today, so event the sunset was not seen (although sunset was clear yesterday, 4/2/2019)”.


Cranford

Not seen after sunset: On 05 February 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Cranford City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I offered my Maghrib Salaah at the Heathrow Masjid in Cranford. I made an announcement after the Salaah. The seven of us attempted to observe the crescent moon. It was cloudy, the crescent was not seen. The location was not good”.


London

Not seen before sunset: On 05 February 2019, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “Waited for an hour in [East] London. Very cloudy though we had a good location”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 05 February 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 not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen. Too young and close to  the sunset”.


Morocco

Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 05 February 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 Naked-eye.


Benslimane

Not seen before sunset: On 05 February 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


06 February 2019
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 06 February 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.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “At 610 pm from Abha KSA  after sunset, there was a massive cloud and the crescent was hidden behind it. It took around an hour before it dropped below the clouds. Crescent was seen but conditions did not allow a good photo”.


United Kingdom

York

Seen after sunset: On 06 February 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was totally cloudy in York (North East) today after sunset (16:54), but there was a small patch of light clouds near sunset position so I waited well after 1 hour (18:02) until the crescent moon appeared just for about 1 minute before the cloud covered it again. I already had my camera pointing in the right direction so was fortunate to take a few quick photos (and a short video) before it disappeared from the screen. I also read the Masnoon duaa for sighting the moon (while taking the photos) as I was able to revive the Sunnah of Moon Sighting from the UK, Alhamdulillah”.


Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 06 February 2019, ICOUK member Mr Zubair Ayyub from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zubair Ayyub commented: “[The Hilal] picture was taken on Xiaomi A2 Lite at 1758 on 06/02/2019 in SW direction from Lees Hall Road, Dewsbury WF12 0RW”.


Mill Hill

Not seen after sunset: On 06 February 2019, ICOUK member Mr Makbul Jaffer from Mill Hill City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Makbul Jaffer commented: “Very cloudy skies”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 06 February 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Dakhla

Seen after sunset: On 06 February 2019, ICOUK member Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou from Dakhla City in the Region De Oued Eddahab County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: “Hilal visibility on Wednesday [6/2/2019] was possible despite some dust on the western horizon. So, we completed the month [Jumada Al-Ula 1440] as 30 days”.


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Akhira 1440 AH

On Tuesday 5th February 2019 (29th Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 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 Jumada Al-Ula 1440 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1440 AH will start from Thursday 7th February 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).