Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1441 shows that moon will be born on 22 May 2020 at 17:39 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region (or anywhere in the whole world) on that date. However, on 23 May 2020, the moon may not be seen in the UK (except with Optical Aid) but may be seen in other West African countries, including Morocco. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 24 May 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1441 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1441 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1441 AH on 23 & 24 May 2020 (29th Ramadan and 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 Shawwal 1441 AH

23 May 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, 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 not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen with the binocular or naked eye. The sky was very clear but atmospheric haze and some very few light clouds.  What we did see is the Planet Venus in its crescent phase.  Although the moon was some 22 hours old and was remaining on the horizon for 35 minutes the atmospheric haze, altitude and elongation did not favour a naked eye or binocular sighting from Abha (Saudi Arabia)”.


United Kingdom

Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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: “Cloudy near horizon”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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 not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Shahid Merali commented: “The horizon was part-cloudy. The hilal was not seen before or after sunset”.


Not seen before sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Ms Uzma Asghar 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.

Ms Uzma Asghar commented: “Hilal was not seen. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Sheffield

Not seen before sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Hussain 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.

Mr Nasir Hussain commented: “Too cloudy, I could barely see the sunset”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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.


London (Hackney)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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: “Six of us tried to sight the moon, both with binoculars and the naked eye. On location for 40 mins. Crescent moon not sighted”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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: “We went to view the moon today and were there until 21:31 Due to it being cloudy we did not sight the moon. Negative sighting from Hackney, London.”.


London (Forest Gate)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: “Looked for the Hilal with my family but not seen due to being mostly cloudy”.


Bedford

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Prof Zeeshan Rana from Bedford City in the Bedfordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Prof Zeeshan Rana commented: “Horizon was totally cloudy today”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Ms Jasmine Mah from Cardiff City in the Glamorgan County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Jasmine Mah commented: “Looked to the west at 330 degrees WNW from the roof of a tall building in our neighbourhood. Patches of the open sky were above us, but due to low-flying clouds, no open sky was visible on the western horizon. We observed for about 20 minutes”.


Not seen before sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: “There were very thick clouds, unable to see anything from Cardiff Bay”.


Bristol

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

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: “I was joined with five other adult members but Negative sighting. The field of observation was covered with clouds”.


Croydon (Coulsdon)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Nadeem Ali from Croydon (Coulsdon) 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: “I went with my sons Nuh and Ahmad Ali to our usual location of Farthing Downs (51.3072558, -0.1364386). We stayed from 21.35 till 21.45 (moonset was due to be 21.50). Conditions were partially cloudy, heavy in places. We did not see the hilal”.


Northampton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zaheer Ahmad from Northampton City in the Northamptonshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zaheer Ahmad commented: “Watched the sunset from 20:45 until 22:00. The moonset for Northampton was at 21:53. Due to a lot of cloud I was unable to view the crescent”.


London (Romford)

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

Mr Moyeen Khan commented: “Attempted sighting in Colliers Row opposite City Pavilion hall. The weather conditions were very cloudy, Venus could be seen easily in the cloud breaks but the crescent moon was not seen”.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “Managed to see venus only”.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, 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: “I have clearly seen sunset But couldn’t see the new crescent moon as the sky was thick cloudy  ”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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 and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was partly cloudy in York today (23/5/2020) but the sunset position was clearly seen. However the moon was not seen today, unfortunately. Better luck tomorrow, InshaAllah ”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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.

Mr Yasin Akil commented: “Negative sighting. Google sky map showed  [the moon] very low on the horizon”.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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: “Crescent moon was not seen”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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: “Negative sighting from Bolton. I have attempted to sight it from 21:00 - 22:05. The sky in general and western horizon, in particular, was covered by dark, thick clouds”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, 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 and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “Observation from: Belmont Rd, Rivington, Bolton BL6 6SE”.


Not seen before sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Sheikh from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Negative sighting in East London. Conditions were not totally cloudy, but there was a lot of clouds where the new crescent was expected to be seen. Negative with naked eye and binoculars”.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the 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: “We attempted to observe the crescent moon after sunset. William Bottaci and Will from Croydon Astronomical Society observed the horizon half hour before sunset. After iftar and Salah over 10 of us attempted the sighting. Was very windy and cloudy. The moon not sighted. As the skies cleared William pointed us to Venus”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Ebrahim Ravat from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Ebrahim  Ravat commented: “Negative report”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Rashiduddin Shaikh from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Rashiduddin Shaikh commented: “Crescent [moon] not seen but managed to see Venus [from Thornhill ]”.


Mossend

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Mohammed Zaid Ikram from Mossend City in the North Lanarkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif 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 and/or Telescope.

Mr Iqbal Sharif commented: “Too cloudy to see crescent moon”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 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 and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Observed from sunset till moonset. Was cloudy around sunset location. Crescent was NOT seen”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Osman Dudha from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Osman Dudha commented: “Very cloudy. Blackburn”.


Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ahmed Makda from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ahmed Makda commented: “Attempted to sight the crescent moon on the evening of 23rd May. Arrived at the location at 21.50 and stayed till expected moonset time or 22.11. Very cloudy across the Western horizon overlooking across to Blackpool. Negative sighting”.


Walsall

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: “Attempted sighting in Barr Beacon, Walsall. Waited till moonset but unable to sight the Hilal Crescent. Venus was clearly visible. ”.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “A group of us went to Surprise View Car Park, Otley Chevin Park, but, unfortunately, it was too cloudy and the crescent moon was not seen”.


St Agnes

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Alaa Abdelwareth from St Agnes City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Dr Alaa Abdelwareth commented: “A group of Muslims (including Br Metin Zurel) and a Cornwall Astronomer tried to see the moon with the help of high-power binoculars, but due to clouds, we were unable to see it (see photos)”.


Rotherham

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Farouq from Rotherham City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Farouq commented: “Managed to see Venus but no sign of crescent”.


Glasgow

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sulaiman Majali from Glasgow City in the South Lanarkshire (Scotland) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sulaiman Majali commented: “Heavy cloud cover, multiple layers of cloud, with no gaps”.


Belfast

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Wajida Hannani from Belfast City in the Northern Ireland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Wajida Hannani commented: “Not seen in a thickly clouded sky from the west-facing balcony. Usual observation sight not attended due to [unfavourable] weather conditions”.


Doncaster

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sajad Hamid from Doncaster City in the Yorkshire & Humber County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajad Hamid commented: “Photo 1 taken from home around Lakeside. And then Photo 2 towards West of Doncaster around Woodlands area, which shows the planet Venus”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Edinburgh County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Rahail Chohan commented: “No possibility of a sighting. The sky partly cleared after a short while, however, the western horizon was laden with clouds”.


London (Hale End)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Eng Asif Nawab from London (Hale End) 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 Telescope.

Eng Asif Nawab commented: “Too much cloud cover. Photo supplied was taken from iPhone. 300mm lens and 18-55 lens used on 2 different cameras, but unable to capture anything due to cloud cover, so no pictures taken with cameras. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Swansea (Penllergear)

Not seen after sunset: On 23 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Farwah Jafri from Swansea (Penllergear) City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Farwah Jafri commented: “Crescent not sighted on Saturday. (Submitted on 27/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 23 May 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.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “ثبتت الرؤية عند أضدقاء آخرين من مناطق أخرى , وأعلنت وزارة الأوقاف عن ثبوته ثبوتا شرعيا الصورة للصديق سفيان العسولي من "الواد الماح" نواحي المحمدية والصورة له. Translation: The sighting [of the crescent moon] was proven by my friends from other regions, and the Ministry of Awqaf announced that it was legally established. The pictures are from my friends, Sufyan Al-Asuli from "Al-Wad Al-Mah" and  Muhammadiyah”.


24 May 2020
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zakwan Hassan from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zakwan Hassan commented: “Crescent was seen from behind our house [The Hedgerow] from an upper level window on the 24th May 2020 by all family members. [Submitted on 7/7/2020 - Admin]”.


Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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: “Easily visible today”.


Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ahmed Makda from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ahmed Makda commented: “Attended usual sighting spot of Mellor and immediately sighted the moon high up above cloud line where the moon was expected to set on the western horizon. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Khurram Hassan from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Khurram Hassan commented: “We clearly seen crescent by my self and family. We Attempted moon sighting on 23/5/2020- conditions cloudy and crescent not seen. (Submitted on 30/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Huddersfield

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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: “Faint but seen when sky still quite bright”.


Croydon (Purley)

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

Mr Assim Khokhar commented: “Worth the run-up to see the beautiful sunset and clear view of the Crescent. 24th May 2020 / 1st Shawaal 1441 at 21:28 BST”.


Crawley

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “It was partly cloudy then clouds move away. Alhamdulillah, moon was spotted clearly around 9:15 pm. I  had taken my 9 years old son with me as he was attempted yesterday but couldn’t see it and it’s great to teach and explain to him today”.


Northampton

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zaheer Ahmad from Northampton City in the Northamptonshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zaheer Ahmad commented: “Clear skies, took photo at 21:39”.


Reading

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Saifuddin Clarke from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Saifuddin Clarke commented: “Crescent was clearly visible with the naked eye high in the sky despite the partly cloudy conditions”.


London (Mill Hill)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Makbul Jaffer from London (Mill Hill) 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 before sunset: On 24 May 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 went to see the moon with my son before Maghrib prayer time. After I have done Maghrib prayer with my son, I could see the moon in my front garden. You just have to zoom in on the photo to see the moon”.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Zabhier from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Zabhier commented: “[The crescent moon was easily] visible”.


Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Ms Uzma Asghar from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Uzma Asghar commented: “Hilal was seen easily. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Bedford

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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 the crescent [moon] from our back garden. The horizon was clear and the Hilal was clearly visible. [Note the time stamp is in GMT - admin]”.


Nuneaton

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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.

Mr Yasin Akil commented: “[Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin]”.


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Maidenhead

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Leyton

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

Eng Suleman Aboo commented: “Alhamdulillah, the crescent was seen from my loft window in Leyton”.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Ismat Shahzad commented: “Seen from various locations in High Wycombe”.


Porthleven

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Porthleven City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: “Moon was seen shortly after sunset clearly by naked eye with the whole family”.


Doncaster

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

Mr Sajad Hamid commented: “Both [photos[ were taken from my home on mobile at Doncaster Lakeside area”.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Eng Aamir Sharif from Newcastle upon Tyne City in the Tyne and Wear County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Telescope.

Eng Aamir Sharif commented: “The crescent moon photo was taken from my attic window. Of course, being high up the horizon, it was easier to see today [Alhamdulillah]”.


Bristol

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: “Easy positive sighting in Bristol [Alhamdulillah]”.


Ashbourne

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Ashbourne City in the Derbyshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “The crescent moon was seen from my garden in Cubley near Ashbourne, Derbyshire.”.


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: “I was able to clearly see the crescent with the unaided eye”.


Gloucester

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Bilal Huggins from Gloucester City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Imran Moolla from Gloucester City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Imran Moolla commented: “This sighting was for the moon of Shawwal observed on the 24/05/2020. The photo was taken from inside the house through the glass of a window hence may not be clear. [Submitted on 21/6/2020 - Admin]”.


London (Leyton)

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

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Alhamdulillah, the crescent was easily visible with the naked eye when I started looking around 30 min after sunset in beautiful red skies. Managed to capture the new crescent, Mercury in the middle of the picture and Venus to the far right of the picture just before Venus disappeared from my view behind trees at 22:03. SubhanAllah, what a majestic sight”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “The moon, mercury and venus was in a single frame on the sky of Bolton”.


York

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I went to my usual York location about half an before the sunset (21:15 BST) to set up and was able to see the Shawwal 1441 Hilal at 21:23 hrs BST with a pair of binoculars (20x80). I then prayed Maghrib and was able to see the Hilal with naked-eye at about 21:35 hrs BST. The 1st photo shows the normal view of the western horizon after sunset where the Hilal is difficult to see on the top but the 2nd photo 2 shows the close-up version. So far, we have seen the 1441 AH Hilal in the UK 9 out of 10 months, Alhamdulillah”.


Ilford (Newbury Park)

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

Mr Moyeen Khan commented: “Sighted the crescent very easily in Aldborough Hatch next to St Peter's church around 21.30 pm”.


Belfast

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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: “We arrived at about 20 minutes before Maghreb and observed hilal at 22.10 as clouds parted”.


Birmingham (Oldbury)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Birmingham (Oldbury) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Positive Moonsighting from Oldbury, Birmingham”.


Glasgow

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sulaiman Majali from Glasgow City in the South Lanarkshire (Scotland) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Leeds (Eccup)

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

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “I went to Eccup Lane, Leeds, past the New Inn, to the entrance to a field with a fabulous view over to Otley Chevin. The sky was hazy at first, but after around half an hour after sunset, the crescent moon could be seen. It took me a while to take a picture because my camera couldn't pick the moon up. I went back down the road, past the New Inn, and was finally able to get a picture around 10.30 pm”.


Milton Keynes

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Raza Lakhani from Milton Keynes City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Raza Lakhani commented: “Hilal was seen easily. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Hyde

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Abdal Ahmed from Hyde City in the Cheshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Abdal Ahmed commented: “Hilal was seen easily. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


London (Bow)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from London (Bow) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “From New Crescent Society: Alhamdulillah, what an exciting day! Hundreds of pictures of the hilal submitted to us from Cornwall to Falkirk. Please see the picture from a first-time sighter (Dawud Marsh), from his house in Bow E3 London. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


London (Hale End)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Eng Asif Nawab from London (Hale End) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Asif Nawab commented: “Seen clearly from loft window. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Walsall

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Walsall 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: “Hilal was seen easily. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Manchester (Whitefield)

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

Mr Ruhail Ahmad commented: “Sighted the moon before sunset (at 21:10 BST) and continued to see it after sunset. (Submitted on 25/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Walsall

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Eng Yunus Aswat from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Yunus Aswat commented: “This image was taken at 22:50 BST. The moon was due to set at 23:02 and altitude position was 1.6 degrees above the horizon. The crescent can be seen clearly even at such a low altitude. The sky was exceptionally clear for Walsall. (Submitted on 26/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 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 Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “Easily sighted. (Submitted on 26/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Swansea (Penllergear)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Farwah Jafri from Swansea (Penllergear) City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Farwah Jafri commented: “Crescent moon sighted on Sunday.  (Submitted on 27/5/2020 - Admin)”.


Leicester (Evington)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Qaiser Awan from Leicester (Evington) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Qaiser Awan commented: “It was very clear. The first picture was taken at 21:47 and 2nd was taken at 21:55 (Submitted on 3/6/2020 - Admin)”.


Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Eng Ismail Bhikha from Leicester (Evington) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Ismail Bhikha commented: “The sky was clear and lovely warm evening. On the second photo you can see Planet Venus (as a dot) right hand has side of the Crescent Moon. (Submitted on 3/6/2020 - Admin)”.


Bradford (Manningham)

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sufyan Ghias from Bradford (Manningham) City in the West yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sufyan Ghias commented: “The Hilal was seen from my house near Southfield Square Masjid (Jamiyat Tabligh-Ul-Islam) in Manningham. (Submitted on 9/6/2020 - Admin)”.


Batley

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

Mr Aqeel Saddiq commented: “The Hilal was seen clearly when I was visiting Batley. [Submitted on 16/6/2020 - Admin]”.


Warrington

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, ICOUK member Mr Maqsood Fazel from Warrington City in the Cheshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Maqsood Fazel commented: “Easily seen with naked eyes. [Submitted on 19/6/2020 - Admin]”.


Dewsbury

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

Mr Rizwan Karolia commented: “The Hilal was seen easily from Moorend, Dewsbury. [Submitted on 20/6/2020 - Admin]”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 24 May 2020, 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.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “The crescent moon was easily seen today even though there were clouds. I also saw Mercury and Venus. See video: https://youtu.be/tAin6ideaCU”.


Announcement for start of Shawwal 1441 AH

On Saturday 23rd May 2020 (29th Ramadan 1441 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1441 was not sighted in the UK but it was sighted in Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Ramadan 1441 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shawwal 1441 AH will start from Sunday 24th May 2020, 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.