Crescent Moon Visibility of Shaban 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shaban 1440 shows that moon will be born on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 6 April 2019 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shaban is most likely to start from 7 April 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shaban 1440 AH (b) Visibility Map for Shaban 1440 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shaban 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shaban 1440 AH on 5 - 6 April 2019 (29th Rajab & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] See Also: Significance and Virtues of Shaban

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shaban 1440 AH

05 April 2019
United Kingdom

Grantham

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

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I am about halfway on my way to London from York. Looking out of the windows of my train, it appeared totally cloudy. We were not expecting to see the Shaban moon today, even if it was clear. I hope we have better luck tomorrow, inshaAllah”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen before sunset: On 05 April 2019, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley 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: “It has been cloudy, today. I will make attempt tomorrow to see the new moon if the weather is better, inshaAllah”.


Norbury

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

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I alone went out observe the Hilal from Pollards Hill in Norbury . I met Alex there. We both attempted to observe. The Hilal was not sighted it was totally cloudy”.


Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 05 April 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Makkah

Not seen after sunset: On 05 April 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Makkah City in the Makkah County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Brilliant view of the sunset but no sign of the crescent moon”.


Morocco

Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 05 April 2019, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Oriental County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


06 April 2019
United Kingdom

Mill Hill

Not seen after sunset: On 06 April 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: “It was very cloudy tonight”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 06 April 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: “We held our first 'Crescent Moon Watch' event of York Astronomical Society today (6/4/2019) at our new observation location (Beetle Bank Farm), attended by about 40 people, including Imams and family/children, who were given a presentation on the Solar System before the observation attempt.  Unfortunately, it was totally cloudy so we didn’t see the moon. However, everyone enjoyed their visit to the farm and learned something new about the universe we live in, Alhamdulillah. But, we have received a group sighting report from Blackburn (UK) today, Alhamdulillah”.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 06 April 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Me and two others saw it at 8.30 - 8.40 ish, on the outskirts of Blackburn, at a high location (https://goo.gl/maps/997BQagvano)”.


Seen after sunset: On 06 April 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Kifayatullah Khanjra from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 06 April 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Abdurrahman Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Abdurrahman Patel commented: “Alhamdulillah clearly saw crescent with naked eye and binoculars. Never took pictures as the camera wasn't strong enough [to zoom in]”.


Morocco

Dakhla

Seen after sunset: On 06 April 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: “The month of Rajab completed 30 days”.


Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 06 April 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.


Saudi Arabia

Jeddah

Seen after sunset: On 06 April 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Jeddah City in the Makkah Province County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Some 30 hours old crescent moon for Shaban 1440 seen on 6th April 2019 at 7 pm from Leeth near Jeddah (200km South). The sky was very clear but near horizon, there was desert dust. This made it difficult to see initially.  Used binoculars to locate around 20 min after local sunset at 18.39.  Then it was seen by the naked eye”.


Announcement for start of Shaban 1440 AH

On Friday 5th April 2019 (29th Rajab 1440 AH) the Hilal of Shaban 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 Rajab 1440 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Shaban 1440 AH will start from Sunday 7th April 2019, making 15th Shaban to be on Sunday 21st April 2019 (i.e. from the night of Saturday 20th April), 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).