Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Thani/Akhir 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Thani 1442 shows that moon will be born on 15 November 2020 05:07 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 16 November 2020 the moon will be easily visible in the UK/Morocco region (and in most of the world). Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Thani is most likely to start from 17 November 2020, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a lunar eclipse on 29 - 30 November 2020 across South America to Australia/Asia.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH on 15 - 16 November 2020 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal & the 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 Thani 1442 AH

15 November 2020
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 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: “The sky was clear nearer to the sunset position on the western horizon. I waited for a 10-15 min after sunset as the moon was going to set by this time.  No crescent moon was seen by naked eye or binoculars. Today was the 29th of Rabiul Awwal 1442 both my sighting calendar and by UQC. The age of the moon by local sunset time was about 8-9 hours and it was remaining on the horizon for only a few minutes. It wasn't possible to sight the crescent moon today from Abha (KSA)”.


United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 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: “The sunset position this month was in the extreme South-West (230 deg), so I went to a new location to look for the moon. The sky was mostly clear but there was a dark patch of clouds just above the sunset point so I was able to see the sun for a short time before it was hidden by the clouds. The moon (was closely following the sun and) was not seen today. I hope better luck tomorrow, weather permitting, InshaAllah.”.


Cambridge

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 2020, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Sky was mostly clear but the horizon was covered with clouds”.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 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.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I arrived at location half hour after sunset. It was totally cloudy at the location of moon set. The hilal was not seen”.


London (Collier Row)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Collier Row) 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 Tajammul Ali commented: “Got to the location at 3.50pm and stayed until 5pm. Weather conditions intermittently raining and partially cloudy on the horizon of the sunset. NEGATIVE SIGHTING, sing naked eye aswell as Bressor 12 x 60 binoculars. Pictures taken by Canon 6D Mark 2 DSLR with sigma lens 24-105mm f4 zoom lens”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “The horizon was completely covered with dark and thick clouds. The crescent was not sighted”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 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: “It was solid cloud where the new crescent was expected to be, so the new crescent was not seen”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 2020, ICOUK member Dr Thron Miah from Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Dr Thron Miah commented: “No crescent seen”.


Morocco

Tangier

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “In the name of of Allah the Merciful. Hilal Rabi` al-Akhir 1442 was not seen on the evening of Sunday 29 Rabi` al-Awwal 1442 AH corresponding to November 15, 2020 AD, from Tangiers in the Kingdom of Morocco”.


Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 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 not seen by Naked-eye.


Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 15 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Oriental County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


16 November 2020
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Due to rain and heavy couds, the hilal has not been sighted”.


Croydon (Norbury)

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Norbury) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “Hilal not seen, cloudy ”.


Leeds (Morely)

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Aqeel Saddiq from Leeds (Morely) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aqeel Saddiq commented: “Total Cloud Cover. Crescent not sighted”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif 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 Iqbal Sharif commented: “Raining and 100% cloud cover”.


Cambridge

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Horizon covered with clouds”.


Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Muhammed Patel from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Muhammed Patel commented: “Heavy clouds and showers. Crescent not sighted”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 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 coming home with my son from school. It was raining and totally cloudy”.


Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Ms Azhara Miller 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.

Ms Azhara Miller commented: “Negative sighting  at Parkwood Springs”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “It was even more cloudier than yesterday - with solid cloud all day in all directions. New crescent was not sighted”.


London (Wanstead)

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Wanstead) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Got to site at 4.06 pm and remained until 5.10 pm. Weather conditions were very  cloudy along the whole sky and along the horizon of where cresent would have been seen or located . NEGATIVE SIGHTING”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 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: “It was totally cloudy in York today and the weather forecast shows it was the same in most of the UK, except a slightly better forecast in some parts of the Midlands and South East Regions. Since the UK sunset was during working hours (4 -  5 pm), it was very difficult for many people to lookout, unfortunately. We hope more and more people will join us througout the year to revive the Sunnah of Moon Sighting (to overcome the effect of adverse weather conditions), InshaAllah”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Sunset 16:01 and moonset 16:55 for Middlesbrough. Weather was overcast cloudy. Crescent was not seen this evening. Photos taken by iPhone 7 at 15:36 and again at 16:35”.


Northampton

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zaheer Ahmad from Northampton City in the Northamptonshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zaheer Ahmad commented: “Arrived just before sunset and stayed until moonset. The hilal was not seen. Too cloudy”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Negative sighting from Bolton due to dark and thick clouds”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 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: “Totally cloudy from where I looked from. Also totally cloudy from our usual sighting location”.


Aberdeen

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shaheeda Shaikh from Aberdeen City in the Aberdeenshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “Totally cloudy sky without any breaks”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 16 November 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 and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Seen easily, first by binoculars 10 mins after local sunset time 17:45. I saw it for a few seconds only and then it disappeared into a thick cloud, only to re-appear below the clouds while it was setting. The best picture taken is attached at 18:30 local time”.


Jersey

St Helier

Not seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef from St Helier City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef commented: “Negative [sighting] report”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, 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.


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 16 November 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “In the name of of Allah the Merciful. Hilal Rabi` al-Akhir 1442 was seen on Monday evening Rabi` al-Awwal 1442 AH corresponding to November 16, 2020 AD from Tangiers in the Kingdom of Morocco”.


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH

On Sunday 15th November 2020 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1442 AH will start from Tuesday 17th November 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).