Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1441 shows that moon will be born on 23 April 2020 at 02:26 GMT/UT, but will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 24 April 2020, 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 25 April 2020, InShaAllah. [When is Ramadan 1441?]

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1441 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1441 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1441 AH on 23 - 24 April 2020 (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 1441 AH

23 April 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 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: “I used skymap for android that showed the moon to be very close to the sunset position and very low.  Alas the crescent was not seen. Soon after sunset, I saw Venus”.


United Kingdom

Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Jawad Khan from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Mr Jawad Khan commented: “Sky cloudy. Negative sighting”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Hussain 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 Nasir Hussain commented: “Partly cloudy, stayed from before sunset to moonset time. 1st picture was at sunset (8.22 pm) and 2nd picture was at moonset (8.45 pm). Negative sighting but a beautiful evening MashaAllah”.


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Not seen before sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Aamir Sharif from Newcastle upon Tyne City in the Tyne and Wear County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aamir Sharif commented: “Cloudy horizon”.


Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, 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: “Clouds near horizon. Not seen”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “No sighting in East London tonight. It was mostly cloudy with broken red skies. But no sign of the crescent with the moon set at 8.35 pm BST”.


London (Hackney)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad commented: “Four of us attempted to sight the new crescent moon. Stayed at the location for 30 mins after Maghrib. Moon not seen”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Abubaker Sayed from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Abubaker Sayed commented: “Negative sighting from Hackney, London. The sky was cloudy near the horizon”.


Croydon (Purley)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Dr Nadeem Ali from Croydon (Purley) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Nadeem Ali commented: “We (my two sons and I) went to our usual location of Farthing Downs (51.305, -0.136). We stayed from 20.20 pm till 20.34 pm. Conditions were partly cloudy. No hilal was seen”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The horizon was partly covered with slow-moving clouds with gaps in between. I waited until 20:30hrs but could not see the crescent”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the South Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, 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 23 April 2020, 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.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I went to a good location well before sunset in the outskirt of York for my daily exercise (following all the coronavirus precaution) and waited until moonset. The sky was partly cloudy, but the 17 hrs old moon was not seen as it was too close to the horizon (2° alt) and the sun (9° alt). I hope we will have better luck tomorrow, InshaAllah.”.


London (Forest Gate)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Yakub Atkins from London (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.


London (Northolt)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Anisa Veshaj from London (Northolt) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Ali Khan commented: “Negative Sighting.. Too much cloud cover”.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “I have observed from the usual place but couldn’t  see the crescent moon”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Ismat Shahzad commented: “Negative sighting”.


Darwen

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mushahid Khan from Darwen 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.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, 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: “Naked eye sighting attempted between 20:25 - 20:40 BST. Western horizon was totally cloudy”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton 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.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Thursday, 23 of April 2020 (29 Shaban 1441 AH) between 20:20 to 20:50 (Sunset 20:25 & Moonset 20:48) at Location: Belmont Rd, Rivington, Bolton, Lancashire, UK; I, Juned Patel, with a group of 3 people; attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan. We were not able to sight the Hilal”.


Oldham

Not seen before sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ali Hussain from Oldham City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Horizon was cloudy. Sun also wasn't clearly visible at sunset time”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “Not seen - the sky was clear and 7 of us went out there observing the Hilal but unfortunately it was not sighted”.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I went to Pollards Hill North half hour before sunset to observe the exact location of the setting of the sun. Two other brothers turned up. We had a spectacular view. Just before sunset another 2 joined. We offered our Maghrib Salah observing social distancing. After Salaah we observe for another 20 minutes. The hilal could not be seen with the binoculars and naked eyes. I recorded video before and after sunset”.


Gloucester

Not seen before sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Patel from Gloucester City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Abdullah Patel commented: “I went with a friend to Haresfield Beacon, with binoculars. The horizon was visible, but behind partial clouds. The moon could not be sighted. We tried for about 15-20 minutes”.


London (Newham)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Irfan Suleman from London (Newham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Irfan Suleman commented: “Negative - cloudy cover observed the horizon for 30 mins after sunset. (Submitted on 30/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Morocco

Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 23 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Oriental County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


24 April 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 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 5 min after sunset by binoculars and then after 5 min by the naked eye. Abha KSA where today was already the 1st of Ramadan by the Supreme Court's decision last night”.


United Kingdom

London (Northolt)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Anisa Veshaj from London (Northolt) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Cradley Heath

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I had seen the moon with my son in my front garden from 8:35 pm to 8:41 pm. I was at my front door ready to close the door and could still the moon”.


Sheffield

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Jawad Khan from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Hussain from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasir Hussain commented: “Excellent clear conditions. Clearly visible with the naked eye. First time I have sighted the crescent and what a time to sight! Ramadan Mubarak to all ❤️”.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Dr Asad Sabir from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, 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 Seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Dr Shahid Merali commented: “We drove to a lay-by beside Frankley Beeches, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Soon after Maghrib at 20:49, we saw the hilal clearly. This was witnessed by myself, my wife Tehseen, and our children Maryam and Yusuf. It was a beautiful way to begin the month of Ramadan. May the blessings of the month shine upon us all insha-Allah. The first photo is a digitally zoomed image from my phone (Google Pixel). The second image is a photo using the phone connected to a monocular telescope (12x50) via an adapter”.


Preston

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mushahid Khan from Preston City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mushahid Khan commented: “Observed the moon with binoculars at exactly 8:42, saw it with the naked eyes 10 mins later with my little brother”.


London (Forest Gate)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Yakub Atkins from London (Forest Gate) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: “Hilal was seen by 4 of us. Sky partially cloudy but Hilal above the band of clouds. Image was taken only using a smartphone available.”.


Huddersfield

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “Clear easily seen by a few people, Alhamdulillah”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “I, Juned Patel with a group of 2 people; sighted the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan; today on Friday, 24th of April 2020 (30 Shaban 1441 AH); at location Belmont Rd, Rivington, Bolton, Lancashire. The crescent moon was sighted first with a binocular at 20:46 and then naked eye at 20:49 to the left of sunset and orientation was from 1 to 7 O’clock.”.


Nuneaton

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Not seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ali Khan commented: “Observation made from Higham on the Hill”.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Not seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Aamir Sharif from Newcastle upon Tyne City in the Tyne and Wear County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Bedford

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Prof Zeeshan Rana from Bedford City in the Bedfordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Zeeshan Rana commented: “We observed to Hilal with naked eye and four members of family (2 Adults and 2 Children) clearly could see the Hilal [from Denham Gold Village park]. (Timestamp on photos are in GMT so add 1 hour for BST - Admin)”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: “I was unable to see crescent due to clouds”.


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Javed Rafiq commented: “It was cloudy just before and just after sunset. Cleared up by 9 pm. But could not see the crescent moon at that time”.


Croydon (Purley)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Dr Nadeem Ali from Croydon (Purley) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Nadeem Ali commented: “I went with four of my sons (Musa, Ibraheem, Nuh and Ahmad) to our usual location of Farthing Downs (51.299, -0.135). We arrived at 20.55 and the hilal was first sighted by Nuh, then by everyone easily with naked eye alhamdulillah. We left at 21.17 when the hilal sunk into the clouds”.


Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon (Purley) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Assim Khokhar commented: “Beautiful seeing the Hilal for the month of Ramadan 1441. The revival of the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet is strong - Alhamdulillah. (Submitted on 27/4/2020 - Admin)”.


London (Hackney)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad commented: “Two of us seen the moon without any optical aids. Moon became visible immediately after Maghrib”.


Hounslow

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “I was with my friend Ejaz Mansha and we started looking for crescent from my back garden. Although the horizon was perfectly clear, we initially had difficulty in finding the crescent. The Star Walk 2 app helped us with the crescent direction immediately and we were able to find it. Once located, the crescent was bright and clearly visible till about 20:50 pm”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: “Observed for over an hour but due to cloud belt in observation field was unable to make positive sighting”.


York

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I went to a good location well before sunset to set up my camera and binoculars on tripods, noted the sunset point between a tree and a telephone pole and then prayed maghrib about 8:30 pm BST. After about 10 mins, I saw Venus by the naked eye, which means I had an imaginary line between Venus and sunset point where the crescent moon (Hilal) might appear. After about another 10 mins, I saw the Hilal with my naked eye at 8:50 pm BST, Alhamdulillah. I also recorded a video which I will edit and upload on YouTube later, InshaAllah. Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims (whenever you started it!). YouTube: https://youtu.be/wUdEeopYa64”.


London (Leyton)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Alhamdulillah, the new cresent was sighted very clearly 30 min after sunset. It was partly cloudy in the lower sky, but there it was majestically shining through a little haze. I got family an friends across London and the UK to go look for it and Alhamdulillah there were many sightings”.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Ismat Shahzad commented: “Witness by many around the town from various locations”.


Liverpool

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Jamilah Amal from Liverpool City in the Merseyside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Jamilah Amal commented: “I sighted the hilal approximately 15 mins after maghrib on the waterfront of Liverpool, Albert Dock.  Conditions were good albeit a little cloudy.   I was unfortunately not able to get a clear shot of the hilal.  Ramadan Kareem to you all”.


Leeds (Eccup)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds (Eccup) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “Hafiz Nasir and I went to our viewing point in Eccup near Leeds and, mashaAllah saw the moon around 8.54 pm. Visibility was excellent and we watched the moon until it disappeared behind the clouds.  It was our first time to sight it, so very exciting”.


Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Ebrahim Ravat from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Ebrahim  Ravat commented: “The moon was clearly visible for a fairly long duration, and quite high up. Observed by Ebrahim, Zaid and Mariam Ravat. (Submitted on 25/4/2020 - admin)”.


Belfast

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Dr Wajida Hannani from Belfast City in the Northern Ireland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Wajida Hannani commented: “We arrived at the recommended observation site approx 20 minutes before maghrib. The hilal of Ramadan became visible to the right of sunset approximately 30 minutes after sunset. Unfortunately due to the slimness of the hilal and our very ordinary camera capabilities we were not able to capture it. (Submitted on 25/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “The crescent moon was easily sighted. (Submitted on 25/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “See photos. (Submitted on 25/4/2020 - Admin)”.


London (Wanstead Flats)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Shakeel Ismail from London (Wanstead Flats) 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.

Hafiz Shakeel Ismail commented: “The crescent for Ramadan was seen at Wanstead Flats London by myself and a group of at least 10 other brothers around 5-7 minutes after sunset initially by binoculars, thereafter by the naked eye as more and more time elapsed after sunset. (Submitted on 26/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Northolt (Northala Fields)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Baber Siddiqi from Northolt (Northala Fields) City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Baber Siddiqi commented: “We did not organise a gathering due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions. However, many people turned up independently from the local community as well as two representatives from the Hillingdon Borough Central Mosque & Community Services. The new crescent Hilal was higher above the horizon than anticipated. Naturally it became easier to see as it got darker. It was sighted by everyone in attendance. (Submitted on 26/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Walsall (Barr Beacon)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, 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: “Seen by naked eye without glasses. (Submitted on 27/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Manchester

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Aamer Amin from Manchester City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aamer Amin commented: “I have sighted moon on Friday 24/04/2020 at about 8.49pm at M13 0YS. (Submitted on 27/4/2020 - Admin)”.


Leeds

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Ms Halima Nawaz from Leeds City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Halima Nawaz commented: “The sunset at 20:15 and for at least half an hour I couldn’t see anything. Then finally a very faint crescent became visible. To the naked eye it was very faint and I kept losing sight of it, it was very thin but as this was my first time, I do not have any comparison but it did seem so very thin and faint and delicate that it made me feel confident that Saturday 25 April 2020 was 1 Ramadan 1441. (Submitted on 22/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Ilford (Newbury Park)

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Moyeen Khan from Ilford (Newbury Park) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Moyeen Khan commented: “Observed from Aldborough Hatch area in Newbury Park in a large open field next to St Peter's church. Please zoom in to the picture near the clour formation. (Submitted on 22/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, 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.


Bangladesh

Sylhet

Not seen after sunset: On 24 April 2020, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Sylhet City in the Sylhet District County (Bangladesh) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “I tried to see the moon in Sylhet, Bangladesh. There was a big cloud in the way - but alhamdulillah, the government announced the moon was seen across the country in Bangladesh. Also in the UK - the moon was seen in many many locations, alhamdulillah”.


Announcement for start of Ramadan 1441 AH

On Thursday 23rd April 2020 (29th Shaban 1441 AH) the Hilal of Ramadan 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 Shaban 1441 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1441 AH will start from Saturday 25th April 2020 (1st Tarawih from the night of Friday 24th April 2020), InShaAllah.

We are aware of unverified moon sighting claims from some countries from the Middle East and Far East today (23 April 2020). We know many of them through our ICOP network (www.icoproject.org) who use CCD imaging cameras to detect the invisible moon [during daylight in Infra-Red wavelength].  Our UK ulama only consider verified moon sighting with the human eye (Muhaqaqh Ruyat Basari) after our own sunset [in visible light wavelength] from the UK (to Morocco) Region only.
Note that Saudi Arabia normally announce the start of Ramadan on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.