Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1442 shows that the moon will be born on 12 April 2021 at 02:31 GMT/UT, but will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 13 April 2021, the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, Ramadan is most likely to start from 14 April 2021, InShaAllah. [When is Ramadan 2021?]

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1442 AH on 12 & 13 April 2021 (29th Shaban & 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 Ramadan 1442 AH

12 April 2021
United Kingdom

Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “Unfortunately due to cloudy weather, the moon wasn’t seen. InshaAllah Shaban will complete 30 days”.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “Zaid (my 10-year-old son) and I, went to  my usual good location before the sunset to find the correct spot of the new crescent of the month of Ramadan but I could not see today as predicted”.


Rochdale

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mufti Zaheer Aslam from Rochdale City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mufti Zaheer Aslam commented: “I had a look in the direct line of the moon (used GPS locator) from a first-floor room, nothing seen. I could almost see down to the horizon”.


Manchester

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Manchester City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “The sky was clear but the moon was not sighted”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Dr Khurram Hassan from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Dr Khurram Hassan commented: “Clear skies and view. No crescent seen”.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “It was clear sky, only view bands of clouds, however, the Hilal was not spotted”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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: “Today (12/4/2021) the western horizon was very clear and the sunset point was seen easily but the Hilal of Ramadan 1442 was not seen, having waited until moonset time. Most of the UK had clear/sunny weather but all reports were negative. We hope to see the Hilal easily tomorrow (13/4/2021), InshaAllah”.


Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Hussain from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasir Hussain commented: “I arrived at 7.30 pm (30 mins before sunset) and it was perfectly clear on the horizon. I observed the horizon until after moonset which was at 8.26 pm. I also checked with binoculars but it was a negative sighting. It was a beautiful sunset nevertheless, MashaAllah”.


Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Azhara Miller from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “The sky was a little cloudy but clear enough. No sign of the moon today”.


London (Walworth)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from London (Walworth) 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 Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “Attempted sighting at the usual location. The sky was largely clear. Only a couple of clouds in the distance [but the moon wan not seen]”.


Northampton

Not seen before sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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: “Arrived to my location before sunset. There were patchy clouds. Moonset was at around 20:28. The hilal was not seen”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “There were 25-30 observers in our group at the usual location in Rivington, Bolton.  The sky was clear, but none of us could sight the crescent”.


Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greather Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Monday, 12th of April (29 Shaban) between 19:30 to 20:45 (Sunset 20:06 & Moonset 20:31) at Location: Rivington Rd, Bolton, UK; we group of around 25 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan. We were not able to sight the Hilal. We knew the moonset was after 24 minutes of sunset and the western horizon was completely clear after the sunset, despite having the ideal conditions no one could see the crescent moon; although we could see the Sirius star”.


Teesside

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Teesside City in the County Durham County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Sunset 8.02 pm and moonset 8.28 pm for Teesside. The photos were taken at 7.50 pm and 8.27 pm using iPhone 12. The observation took place from sunset to moonset. Negative sighting”.


Croydon (Riddlesdown)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon (Riddlesdown) 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 Assim Khokhar commented: “Negative sighting”.


Rotherham

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Farouq from Rotherham City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Norbury (Croydon)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Norbury (Croydon) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “Clear Sky, the moon was not seen”.


Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Eng Ismail Bhikha from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Ismail Bhikha commented: “Not seen:  Tried looking for the Hilal due West. But could not see it this evening”.


Mill Hill

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Makbul Jaffer from Mill Hill City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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: “Crescent not seen”.


London (Wandstead)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Wandstead) 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: “Partly cloudy but over all good weather conditions, breaks in the cloud. Nice view of the sunset but unfortunately negative sighting. Using optics aid and Sun Surveyor app. Sighting time from 7.30 pm till 8.10 pm”.


Great Yarmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sajjad Ayub from Great Yarmouth City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London (Lewisham)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from London (Lewisham) 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.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “The horizon near the sunset was partly clear but no crescent was observed”.


Walsall

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Despite the clear sky the Cresent was not seen”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


London (Hackney)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad commented: “The two of us attempted to sight the moon. Other groups were on-site, separately.  Skies were generally clear. No moon sighted. On-site until observation time [20:35 pm BST]. Allahumma Ballighna Ramadan”.


Leeds (Morely)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Aqeel Saddiq from Leeds (Morely) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aqeel Saddiq commented: “I waited approximately 45 minutes after sunset in the hope I will spot the new crescent through the gaps in the cloud but unfortunately, I was unable to sight the new crescent due to cloud cover”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Overall clear skies, some clouds around 1° at the horizon. Moon not seen”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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: “Over 25 of us attempted the sightings with the understanding that the crescent will not be visible to the naked eye. We could not spot the 16 hours old moon which was only 3 degrees altitude”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Morris from Cardiff City in the Cardiff (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Otley

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Otley 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: “We stayed at our location from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm (from sunset to moonset) but did not sight the Crescent Moon. [Submitted on 14/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Belfast

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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 observed the western skyline on 29th Shaban 1442 [12/4/2021] between 20.10 and 21.00 sunset was 20.22 hilal not sighted”.


London (Chingford)

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Asif Memon from London (Chingford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Asif Memon commented: “Sky observed by 6 people near sunset from 19:45 to 20:15 BST. The crescent was not seen. The picture was taken before sunset at 19:49 BST. [Submitted on 15/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Germany

Berlin

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Berlin City in the Wedding County (Germany) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “The weather was not good and the sky full of cloud. Der Himmel war leider total bewölkt ich konnte keine Sichtung machen”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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.


Tangier

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “Today evening, Monday, Shaban 29, 1442 AH, corresponding to April 12, 2021, we tried to observe the crescent of the blessed month of Ramadan in Tangiers, despite the relatively clear weather. The sighting of the blessed crescent of Ramadan has not been seen”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 12 April 2021, 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. There were a few patchy clouds near to where the sunset. Also, Abha being 2200m altitude, and having hills and mountains, the sun disappeared behind clouds and mountains 15 min before actual sunset. Even if it was clear astronomical data shows that it was impossible to sight the Ramadan hilal crescent today. However, Saudi officially has announced after maghrib prayers that the month of Ramadan has started as of today, 13th April is the first day”.


13 April 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “It was a clear sky and the hilal was spotted before sunset with binoculars, then after sunset also with the naked eye”.


London (Hackney)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykha Fatema Bintea Muhammad commented: “Two of sighted the moon Alhamdu lillah”.


Surbiton

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Canterbury Road) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Collier Row)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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 Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Allahumdulillah, follow the Sunnah, and Allah swt rewards you with positive results! Subhanallah, Positive Sighting? Seen with the naked eye? The timing was around 8.20 pm”.


London (Forest Gate)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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: “The moon was clearly seen”.


London (Wanstead)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Irfan Suleman from London (Wanstead) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Lewisham)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from London (Lewisham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Crescent clearly visible after sunset [group sighting with parents/family; the zoom photo was taken via 15x70 binocular eyepiece]”.


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Ishrat Malik from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “After initial clouds, the crescent was visible for over half an hour. [Submitted on 14/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Bedford

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Prof Zeeshan Rana from Bedford City in the Bedfordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Zeeshan Rana commented: “The horizon was cloudy however we observed the moon in between clouds at several instances when clouds moved away”.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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.

Dr Shahid Merali commented: “The sky was mostly cloudy, but the moon was clearly visible in [between] the breaks of the clouds. Tehseen, Maryam and I saw the crescent. Ramadhan Mubarak!”.


Sheffield

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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 Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasir Hussain commented: “It was very cloudy today but I saw the crescent of the moon in a break of clouds for around 1 minute before the cloud cover came back. I did not see it again after that”.


Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Azhara Miller from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was totally cloudy and raining in York today (13/4/2021) so the Ramadan Hilal was not seen (as there was a dark bank of clouds over the position of the moon). However, other parts of the UK had clear spells and many locations have reported sighting the moon, Alhamdulillah. UPDATE: One of my colleagues from York Astronomical Society had emailed me at 23:54 BST that he had SEEN the crescent moon from Acaster Lane, just outside Bishopthorpe (York) through a gap in between two darks clouds and sent me a few crescent moon photos too (one is attached)”.


Edinburgh

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Good weather conditions.  Partly cloudy.  One family and 2 young men have seen the moon
”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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: “Easily visible, first seen via binoculars at sunset time, then seen via [naked] eyes after some time”.


Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Isfahan Iqbal from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Isfahan Iqbal commented: “We went to Mellor Blackburn with family, the moon was seen with Naked eye shortly after sunset at 830 pm”.


Walworth

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from Walworth City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “A clear sky at Burgess Park. Sighted by [naked] eye and then able to take an image on camera. A beautiful sight indeed!”.


Croydon (Riddlesdown)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon (Riddlesdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Coulsdon)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Dr Nadeem Ali from Croydon (Coulsdon) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Nadeem Ali commented: “Alhamdulillah, we (3 adults and 3 kids) went to sight the hilal on Farthing Downs (51.307, -0.136) and saw the hilal easily with the naked eye. May Allah bless us all with Ramadan’s gifts”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “We had altogether about 25 brothers at our usual moonsighting spot in Rivington today. We all sighted the crescent with our naked eyes”.


Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “I, Juned Patel, from Bolton (UK); testify to have seen the crescent moon (Hilal) of 1st of Ramadan 1442 on Tuesday, 13th of April 2021 from location Bolton, UK. It was seen by naked eyes on the left of sunset point at 20:23 pm BST. At the time of the observation, the moon orientation was 2 to 8 o'clock. We were a total of 25 people from Bolton Moonsighting Group and everyone witnessed [sighting] the crescent moon, Alhamdulillah”.


London (Northolt)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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.

Ms Anisa Veshaj commented: “Hilal sighted from Northala fields, London”.


Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri 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.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The crescent was quite high, bright and clear. Though it was slightly cloudy, it was seen quite clearly  [from Northala Fields, Hayes] without any difficulty and stayed up for a long time. Also, there were a lot of families present who witnessed the crescent, too”.


Glasgow

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akbar Ali Siddique from Glasgow City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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: “Observed from the rear upper-level window of our property”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol 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: “Despite the best effort, the area in which the crescent was expected [to be seen] was covered in clouds. This resulted in us NOT being able to sight the Cresent.  Result NEGATIVE SIGHTING”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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.


Leeds (Eccup)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Nasir Sharif 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.

Hafiz Nasir Sharif commented: “Despite difficult conditions the hilal was seen pretty clearly”.


Caerphilly

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Aled Idris Start from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aled Idris Start commented: “Photo by Omer Williams, who also observed the crescent [with me]”.


Northampton

Not seen before sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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: “Arrived just before sunset at my location around 19:40 pm. The western horizon had thick clouds. Stayed until 21:39 pm which was just after the moonset. We were not able to see the hilal”.


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shuhena Islam from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Riddelsdown)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Riddelsdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “Alhamdulillah, the hilal was sighted very easily at the same location at Riddelsdown. Also, many families came and even children sighted the 40-hour old moon”.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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.


Manchester (Salford)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Dr Usman Bhatty from Manchester (Salford) City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Usman Bhatty commented: “Clear skies, very easy to see. A beautiful new crescent observed”.


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “Alhamdulillah, brother Idris managed to see before anyone else, later it was seen by many brothers in Southampton at different locations”.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Shahid from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Shahid commented: “I didn't see the moon”.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Eng 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 Seen by Naked-eye.


Middlesbrough

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “I am reporting on behalf of my mum and 6-years old son. Sunset 8.04 pm and moonset 9.40 pm in Middlesbrough. Positive sighting with the naked eye. First photo 7.53 pm and second photo after sunset 8.44 pm. Photos taken on iPhone 6”.


Stockton on Tees

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Stockton on Tees City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “New location. Maze Park, Tees Barrage. Sunset 8.04 pm and moonset 9.40 pm. Positive sighting with the naked eye. First photo at 7.34 pm and the second photo after sunset at 8.35 pm. Photos were taken with iPhone 12”.


Helston

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Helston City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: “Ramadan Mubarak to all”.


Glasgow (Beith)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Mubassar Ashfaque from Glasgow (Beith) City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Mubassar Ashfaque commented: “We (I and Maulana Waseem) both saw the Ramadan Hilal. It was at least 40 minutes after sunset when it had got a bit dark. It was first in between the cloud then above the clouds. As it got darker it became more clearer”.


London (Leyton)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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 glorious new crescent was seen from my loft shining majestically in the sky. Wishing everyone a very blessed Ramadan Kareem. [Submitted on 14/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Belfast

Not seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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: “Hilal was not sighted either before or after Maghreb sunset 20.30 BST. [Submitted on 14/4/2021 - Admin]”.


London (Romford)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Uzma Rafique from London (Romford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Chingford)

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Mr Asif Memon from London (Chingford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Asif Memon commented: “The crescent was clearly visible from my loft window a short while after sunset (see the chimney in the attached image for a reference). [Submitted on 15/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Hanan Sandercock from Cardiff City in the Cardiff (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Hanan Sandercock commented: “I have been before to [this] site but it was too cloudy, although it was thankfully underneath. We came back from the vantage point that Dr Feraz Tuma had shown me last year to where the car was parked and took this photo as it was darker & clearer. We prayed by the car, it was a beautiful evening as a very new Muslim of a few months came with us with her non-Muslim friend. My husband had been once with me before so it was very special for all of us. [Submitted on 17/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Edinburgh

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Rahail Chohan commented: “Hilal of Ramadan seen through a break in the clouds. [Submitted on 17/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Ms Lucy Hoyle-aziz from Saltburn-by-the-Sea City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Lucy Hoyle-aziz commented: “The moon was seen above the clouds. [Submitted on 18/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Jersey

St Helier

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Aslam Shareef commented: “Moon sighted, Alhamdullilah ”.


St Saviour

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, ICOUK member Eng Riaz Anjam from St Saviour City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Riaz Anjam commented: “Photo 1 taken at 20:15 pm and Photo 2 taken at 20:45 pm with 5x zoom”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 13 April 2021, 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: “Alhamdulillah today it was easy to see the crescent moon. The crescent was first seen by binoculars 7 mins after actual sunset for Abha. then 10 mins later I could see the crescent with the naked eye”.


Announcement for start of Ramadan 1442 AH

On Monday 12th April 2021 (29th Shaban 1442 AH) the Hilal of Ramadan 1442 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Shaban 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1442 AH will start from Wednesday 14th April 2021 (1st Tarawih from the night of Tuesday 13th April 2021), InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia normally announce the start of Ramadan on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.