Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 shows that moon will be born on 24 January 2020 at 21:42 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 26 January 2020  the moon will be easily visible in in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira is likely to start from 27 January 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH on 25 - 26 January 2020 (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 1441 AH

25 January 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, 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: “The sky was very clear and blue. I was only able to see Venus, no no crescent was sighted”.


United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, 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 had a busy day at York Astronomical Society (YAS) today, with over 20 Muslim Scouts from Halifax (51st Pellon Scouts Group) visited us to learn about astronomy and moon sighting. Unfortunately, it was totally cloudy in York today (25/1/2020) but the group went away with some tips to try out locally tomorrow and in the future, InshaAllah. Many thanks to their leaders (Br Zaheer Khalil and Sr Sajida Kauser) for organising the trip to YAS observatory at Beetle Bank Farm”.


Helston

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Helston City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: “Unable to see due to high cloud density”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, ICOUK member Mr Rashid Brora from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Belfast

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, ICOUK member Dr Wajida Hannani from Belfast City in the Northern Ireland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Wajida Hannani commented: “I attended the site [Divis & Black Mountain] recommended by brother Qamar with an excellent panoramic view over the western southern and northern horizon. I arrived about 45 minutes after Maghreb the crescent moon was not visible. This was my first attempt and will ensure that I arrive prior to Maghreb tomorrow evening Insha Allah in preparation”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, 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: “I was unable to see the new moon, it was totally cloudy. I will try and see tomorrow if the weather is better than today for observing the new moon, Insha Allah”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, 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.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Two of us were present at Mellor, Blackburn, however it was totally cloudy”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 25 January 2020, 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.


26 January 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easily seen today just after sunset local time for Abha 6 pm”.


United Kingdom

Porthleven

Seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Porthleven City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: “Alhamdulillah, the crescent moon was sighted. Very cloudy but Allah has favoured us and we can clearly see the moon”.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “No sighting, quite a bit of cloud cover”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, 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: “Unfortunately, it was totally cloudy and raining again today in York, like most of the mainland UK. Fortunately, our Cornwall and Scotland members have managed to sight the moon, Alhamdulillah”.


Seaton

Not seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Mr Jaffer Dharamsi from Seaton City in the Devon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Jaffer Dharamsi commented: “I started looking at 5 pm till 5.55 pm. Unable to sight the crescent due to thick clouds to the western horizon”.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, 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: “Sighted by the three of us at Mellor, Blackburn. Was cloudy throughout however about 1hr in there was a small break in clouds for about 2 min, so managed to see it then Alhamdulillah. The moon disappeared after that”.


Belfast

Seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Dr Wajida Hannani from Belfast City in the Northern Ireland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Wajida Hannani commented: “The hilal for Jumada II was clearly and easily visible at approximately 17.20 pm. The 'smile of the hilal' reminded me of the descriptions we hear of the smile of Nabi (S.A.W). Only the Nabi (S.A.W)'s smile would, of course, be brighter than all the moons that ever were or ever will be. Please excuse me, no photo was taken because my smartphone was out of charge. I am just coming to grips with this technology which you may be surprised to hear, is new to me”.


Edinburgh

Seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Edinburgh County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Rahail Chohan commented: “اَلْحَمْدُلِلّهِ first ever sighting! So honoured that Allah tala gave this sa’adat. I was dis-assembling all equipment when I looked up to the sky, alhamdolilla, there was a break in the clouds and the crescent moon shone so clearly. I quickly took a photo with my mobile, however, after a hasty attempt to reassemble, the clouds had shrouded the Hilal before a photo through the binoculars could be taken.”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Mr Rashid Brora from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Rashid Brora commented: “Not seen as 100% cloud cover and raining”.


Morocco

Rabat

Seen after sunset: On 26 January 2020, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Rabat City in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “الصورة أخيتها من منطقة الصخيرات بعد نصف ساعة تقريبا من رؤيته أول مرة / Translation: The photo was taken by a brother from the Sakhirat area, about half an hour after seeing it for the first time”.


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH

On Saturday 25th January 2020 (29th Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 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 Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1441 AH will start from Monday 27th January 2020, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).