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

04 June 2019
United Kingdom

Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Zabhier from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Zabhier commented: “Cloudy near horizon, unable to see”.


Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Dr Shahid Merali from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Shahid Merali commented: “Unfortunately, the view to the horizon was part-cloudy”.


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Ms Ishrat Malik from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Ishrat Malik commented: “My whole family saw the moon in [Slough] Berkshire (Alhamdulillah). [Mobile phone photo added on 10/6/2019 - Admin]”.


Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “Western horizon was partly cloudy. [Submitted on 5/6/2019 - Admin]”.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Khaiam Shabbir from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Khaiam Shabbir commented: “We ended with 80 people by the end of the evening (Alhamdulillah)”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Sky in general and western horizon, in particular, was covered with thick grey clouds. Its been raining all day in Bolton”.


Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel 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 Juned Patel commented: “None of us was able to sight the Hilal. The sky was totally cloudy; it was raining since the afternoon. [Submitted on 5/6/2019 - Admin]”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 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 totally cloudy and raining in York but many people in London and South East of the UK saw the Hilal of Shawwal 1440, Alhamdulillah. Eid Mubarak to all, when ever you decided to do it.”.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “We arrived [to Eccup, Leeds] at 8.30pm and stayed till 10 pm”.


Crawley

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “It was thick clouds on the sky we 3 of us have spotted new crescent in between clouds. But very difficult to detect on the pictures ”.


Walsall

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Dr Asad Sabir from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Asad Sabir commented: “Observed from Barr Beacon, Walsall”.


Wanstead Park, London

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Eng Suleman Aboo from Wanstead Park, London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Suleman Aboo commented: “Allhumdullilah myself and over 50-60 people saw the crescent with the naked eyes at Wanstead Park in East London. We had a mix of elders to young children. We had iftar and then prayed salah and the saw the crescent, alhamdulillah. [WApp on 4/6/2019; Submitted on 5/6/2019 - Admin]”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Raining all day. Totally cloudy. Not able to see the crescent moon”.


Northolt

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Northolt City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “A beautiful sight of the crescent (Alhamdulillah). [Submitted on 5/6/2019] ”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Observation from Mellor, Blackburn”.


Purley, London

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Purley, London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “Over 100 attempted to sight the crescent moon. We sighted it with great difficulty to locate it initially. Purley Masjid 30th Scouts group had arranged Iftaar under the stars. The children had a wonderful activity and learnt to revive the Sunnah of moonsighting (Alhamdulillah). [Submitted on 5/6/2019]”.


Greenwich, London

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Greenwich, London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “Alhamdulillah, we saw the moon at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - which was live streamed to all those who watched (thousands of people). The video can be seen below - scroll to the end to see the moon in the clearest way. In the first instance, I could not see the moon due to a tree, then I climbed the roof and could just about see it as an orange glow when it was pointed out to me. My colleague, Tom Kerrs had seen it earlier and watched it with his eye and tracked it for about 15 minutes saw it far clearer earlier, and took great photos. Also was sighted in Hackney, Plumstead, Wanstead, Northola and Purley - all in London. 6 locations in London! https://www.facebook.com/royalmuseumsgreenwich/videos/364668120837780. [Photo updated 7/6/2019 - Admin]”.


Harrow

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Yusuf Yearwood from Harrow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Yusuf Yearwood commented: “Very thin crescent, low luminosity, intermixed with the cloud. I was on my own. There was a large group behind me on another hill (Northala Fields). [WApp on 4/6/2019; Submitted on 5/6/2019 - Admin]”.


Stoke Newington, London

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Abubaker Sayed from Stoke Newington, London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Abubaker Sayed commented: “We (Hafiz Asad Mulla & Abubaker Sayed) originally sighted the crescent moon just before sunset approx 21:05-21:10 with the use of binoculars. At this point, we could not see the moon without the use of binoculars. We read magrib salaah and noticed the moon appearing from under the clouds at 21:44. At this point, it was visible without the use of binoculars. The photos of the crescent were taken between 21:44 and 21:53. We were able to sight the moon without binoculars until approx 22:20. [Winner of Photo Competition - Admin]”.


Tooting, London

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Ayub Kara from Tooting, London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ayub Kara commented: “It was difficult to see at first and I was just about to give up. Then I decided to take a last look at the data shown on my phone that the moon was at the altitude of 5.5 degrees and I decided to have a final look and that's when I saw the hilal low on the horizon. I immediately informed Sheikh Suleman Gani and that's when he saw it as well. Eid Mubarak to all. [WApp on 4/6/2019; Submitted on 10/6/2019 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 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.


Nador

Seen after sunset: On 04 June 2019, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Oriental County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


05 June 2019
United Kingdom

Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 05 June 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easily seen for a long time ”.


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.