Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 shows that moon will be born on 28 October 2019 at 03:38 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 29 October 2019 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal is most likely to start from 30 October 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH on 28 - 29 October 2019 (29th Safar & 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 Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH

28 October 2019
United Kingdom

Reading

Not seen before sunset: On 28 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Saifuddin Clarke from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Saifuddin Clarke commented: “It is completely clouded over here in Reading so [there is] no chance to see the moon [after sunset]”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 28 October 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “On Monday 28 October 2019. I went to a good location just outside York (Towthorpe Road) well before sunset, located the position of the sunset accurately as the sky was clear and setup my binocular on a tripod with two mobile phone adaptors for both ALT-AZ App as well as for taking photos via the binocular eyepiece (see photos). I waited nearly an hour (until moonset) but the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 was not seen”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 28 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Soyeb Aswat from London City in the Isleworth County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Soyeb Aswat commented: “There were breaks in the cloud but none were where the moon should have been”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 28 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Rashid Brora from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Rashid Brora commented: “We viewed from sunset 16:50 to 17:25 (moon set time) [Photos by Kasim Sumar - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen before sunset: On 28 October 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 not seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 28 October 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Clear skies but nothing seen”.


29 October 2019
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 29 October 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: “Seen very easily just after actual local sunset first by binoculars and then for around 50 min naked eye. Venus and Jupiter were also seen”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 29 October 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.


United Kingdom

Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “We observed the Moon Sighting from 16:40 to 17:30 but due to cloudy weather it was not seen”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I could not see the moon, although the skies were clear, I was observing it for 20 minutes”.


Huddersfield (Castle Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Huddersfield (Castle Hill) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I have travelled from York to Huddersfield today to offer a practical moon sighting training to local residents. There were six of us in the group at the Castle Hill location (about 300m high), which included three scholars/imams. We noted the position of the sunset below the clouds and knew precisely where the moon was. Unfortunately, it became totally cloudy after sunset, so it was not sighted, even though we waited until nearly moonset time. Note also that the sun disappeared behind the mountain well before the sunset time at Castle Hill (SW direction)! There is another good location nearby (Emley Moor) that is worth trying next time, inshaAllah. However, other cities had better luck and were able to sight it, Alhamdulillah (including Blackburn, Preston etc)”.


Croydon (Purley)

Not seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (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: “I arrived at Riddelsdown Common in Purley half an hour before sunset. The western horizon was cloudy. I could not see the actual sunset. Dr Hafiz Abdullah joined me on this observation. He arrived just before the sunset. The western horizon was totally cloudy”.


Norwich

Seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Norwich City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “A group of around 15 of us climbed St James Hill near Britannia Rd in Norwich. Many first time sighters. After watching the sunset and praying maghrib we all clearly saw the moon around 25 mins after sunset. It is hard to see the moon in the picture as it is from the [mobile phone] camera so I have added a circle. Moon was also seen in Birmingham and Blackburn”.


Preston

Seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Dr Mohammad Ramtoola from Preston City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mohammad Ramtoola commented: “The crescent [moon] sighted at 17:15 in Preston. The sky was clear and the moon was at an altitude of 4-5 degrees above horizon”.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Quraishi from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Quraishi commented: “A group of five of us here witnessed the new moon on the 29th October 2019 after maghrib from approximately 5 pm onwards. We observed the moon on the western horizon for at least 20 minutes and left while it was still clearly visible [submitted  29/10/2019 22:39 GMT- Admin]”.


Walsall (Barr Beacon)

Seen after sunset: On 29 October 2019, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Walsall (Barr Beacon) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: “[Submitted on 11/11/2019 17:55 - Admin]”.


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH

On Monday 28th October 2019 (29th Safar 1441 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 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 Safar 1441 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH will start from Wednesday 30th October 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).