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

05 May 2019
United Kingdom

Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Zabhier from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Zabhier commented: “Cloud at horizon. Not visible”.


Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Dr Shahid Merali from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Shahid Merali commented: “Unfortunately it was too cloudy to attempt to sight the new crescent”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 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: “Sky and Western horizon was completely covered with dark thick clouds”.


Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Jawad Khan from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Jawad Khan commented: “Cloud in western horizon ”.


Peterborough

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Dr Ahmad Zubair from Peterborough City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Forest Gate

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Yakub Atkins from Forest Gate City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: “Cloudy sky in East London”.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “Myself and Br Razmil attended to the sighting but full of clouds and unable to sight the crescent ”.


Batley

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Vashiullah Bodiyat from Batley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Hounslow

Not seen before sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “None”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 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 and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “There were about 10 of us who were trying to look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1440 from York Astronomical Society location in Murton (York), but unfortunately, it was not sighted. There were clear patches between the clouds but the moon was too low on the horizon and too close to the sun to be able to be sighted event if the sky was crystal clear. Ramadan Mubarak to all, whenever you chose to do it (Monday or Tuesday)!”.


Aberdeen

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Dr Naveed Aga from Aberdeen City in the Aberdeen city County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Purley

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Purley 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: “Over 100 came to observe the crescent moon. It was not sighted at Riddelsdown at Purley Masjid ”.


West London

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from West 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: “We got together as a large group in Northola fields. Alhamdulillah for the blessing. The crescent was not seen so we were able to declare a negative sighting”.


Mellor

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Kifayatullah Khanjra from Mellor City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Kifayatullah Khanjra commented: “Group of 3 attempted to sight the crescent from 20:25-21:05 but were unable to sight. Although a telescope is in the image, it was not used as it was not functioning”.


Not seen before sunset: On 05 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Khaiam Shabbir from City in the High Wycombe County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 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 and/or Binoculars.


Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 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.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 05 May 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. Although cloudy, but there were clear patches. The moon crescent was only 17 hours old at local sunset time and although remained after sunset for 30 mins. It's altitude was only 5 deg.  I have not seen such a young crescent in my 5-year experience”.


06 May 2019
United Kingdom

Peterborough

Seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Dr Ahmad Zubair from Peterborough City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 06 May 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: “It was more cloudy in York today then yesterday, unfortunately ”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yasin Akil commented: “Very cloudy”.


Blackpool

Seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Dr Mohammad Ramtoola from Blackpool City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mohammad Ramtoola commented: “The 6 of us sighted the crescent today 6/5/2019 at Lytham beach [Blackpool] Lancashire. The sky was partly cloudy but eventually cleared. Moon located soon after sunset with binoculars and a few minutes later with the naked eye”.


Bolton

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

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Monday, 6th of May 2019 (30 Shaban 1440 AH) between 20:35 to 21:20 (Sunset 20:48 & Moonset 22:36) at Location: B6226, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, UK +53°35'37"N, -2°29'24"W / Altitude: 220m Height; I attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan. The Crescent was sighted first with a binocular at 20:57 and then naked eye at 20:58 to the left of Sunset and orientation was from 1 to 7 O’clock, It was visible till 21:14 and then disappeared behind the clouds. [Winner of Photo Competition - Admin]”.


West Midlands

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

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “It was cloudy, unable to see the moon. I kept looking if the clouds was moving or not until 9:50 pm. The place where the moon could be was cloudy”.


Dyce

Seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Ms Shaheeda Shaikh from Dyce City in the Aberdeenshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shaheeda Shaikh commented: “Before magrib the sky was clear. 25 mins after sunset the crescent was visible & then after 35 mins it clouded over than it was clear again & approximately 22:00 the moon was no longer visible. I took quite a lot of images with my mobile phone (no flash or filters were used throughout the hour of 21:00 - 22:00. [report received: 7/5/2019 11:53 BST - Admin]”.


Aberdeen

Seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Safwaan Hussein from Aberdeen City in the Aberdeenshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Safwaan Hussein commented: “I am submitting on behalf of a member of the congregation. His name is Brother Adnaan. [report received: 7/5/2019 14:05 BST - Admin]”.


Blackburn

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

Mr Zakwan Hassan commented: “It was seen by me and a few of my family members from our back garden. [Submitted on 22/5/2019 - Admin]”.


Batley

Not seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Mr Vashiullah Bodiyat from Batley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 06 May 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Totally cloudy and stormy weather prevented naked eye sighting”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 06 May 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.


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.