Crescent Moon Visibility of Safar 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Safar 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 7 September 2021 at 00:52 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 8 September 2021 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Safar is most likely to start from 9 September 2021, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Safar 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Safar 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Safar 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Safar 1443 AH on 7 - 8 September 2021 (29th Muharram and 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 Safar 1443 AH

07 September 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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: “There was clouds at the western horizon so it didn't allow the crescent to be seen”.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sufyan Ghias from Bradford City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sufyan Ghias commented: “Negative sighting [from the "Top of the world", Bradford]”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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: “Started watching the sunset from 7:30 pm with a clear view of the western horizon, but the moon was not seen well after sunset. The western horizon became hazy so couldn't see the bright star, Venus on the left the moon, either”.


Lewisham

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Lewisham 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.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Most of the sky was clear but the horizon was hazy and partly cloudy so the crescent was not seen. I tried using Mars, see the second photo, as a marker to help locate the hilal but to no avail”.


Nottingham

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Afzal Hussain from Nottingham City in the Nottinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Afzal Hussain commented: “Negative sighting from Nottingham at 133m elevation westerly overlooking Arnold and Bestwood village”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the England County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Despite clear sky, the cresent was NOT SEEN”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: “The sky was very clear but the Hilal was not sighted from this location”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, 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: “Negative Sighting from Nuneaton”.


Grange over Sands

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Grange over Sands City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Clear sky and horizon, still bright and red at the time of observation and until 9.00 pm not seen”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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: “We were a group of 20 plus people trying to sight the crescent. The sky was clear however the Western horizon was hazy. The crescent was not seen from Rivington in Bolton”.


Newport-On-Tay

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shuhena Islam from Newport-On-Tay City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shuhena  Islam commented: “The crescent moon was not seen. The second picture was taken at 8.22 pm ”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “The skies were clear, but I could not see the moon. I will make another attempt to see the moon, tomorrow, Insha Allah”.


Coalville

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Riyaz Bhikha from Coalville City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Riyaz Bhikha commented: “Moon NOT seen. Sky observed from sunset (19:39) to Moonset (20:18)”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “Very clear sky, crescent could not be seen”.


Fulham

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from Fulham City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “I came to scout a location on the Thames path opposite London Wetland Centre - perhaps not ideal for tonight, but has potential. In an unexpected turn of events a friendly resident offered to take me to the top floor of his block- from with the view was much better”.


Keswick

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Keswick City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “Hilal not seen. Photos of the sunset and the Milkyway from the Lake District”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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: “Hilal not seen. Also, even though it wasn't cloudy it was very hazy”.


Dinas Dinlle

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dinas Dinlle City in the Snowdonia (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Abdullah Ahmed commented: “I was with my family and tried to see the Hilal of Safar 1443AH from the beach at Traeth Dinas Dinlle, North-West Wales and we could NOT see it. We could see Venus by the naked eye but the crescent was not seen by the naked-eye. The sky was clear with very few small scattered clouds”.


Saltburn by the Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn by the Sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Negative sighting until moonset time from Saltburn by the Sea using naked eye. Sunset 7.40 pm and moonset 8.20 pm. Photos were taken with iPhone 12 mini at 7.18 pm and also at 8.17 pm. Binoculars were also used but nothing was seen. The sky was clear but hazy. Sighting with one non-Muslim lady”.


Northolt

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Samira Mian from Northolt City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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 rainy and cloudy weather, it was not possible to sight the hilal today”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Dr Thron Miah from Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Thron Miah commented: “Not seen”.


Leeds (Eccup)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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 not seen by Naked-eye.


Tonteg

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Aled Idris Start from Tonteg City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Chingford

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zoheb Ishfaq from 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 Zoheb Ishfaq commented: “Moon not sighted”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 07 September 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 due to its young age and low altitude at sunset”.


08 September 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 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: “A band of clouds at the horizon didn't allow the crescent to be seen in Brentwood”.


Birmingham (Yardley)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Birmingham (Yardley) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


York

Seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, 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 Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was partly cloudy and hazy in York today (8/9/2021) after sunset, but I managed to see the Safar 1443 Hilal with a pair of binoculars (20x80) quite easily at 8:07 pm BST but it soon went down behind a patch of dark clouds above the horizon (see photos) and so I was unable to see it with the naked eye (as I wear glasses)”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “We were approx 25 people, gathered to sight the crescent and have some BBQ. The western horizon was covered by thick black clouds, therefore, it's a negative sighting from Bolton but the brothers have had good time”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, 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 Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Thron Miah commented: “Crescent not seen”.


Grange over Sands

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Grange over Sands City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Low slow-moving cloud close to horizon”.


Stockton on Tees

Seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir from Stockton on Tees City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir commented: “Sighted [first] by Ehsen Khalid who was part of our group of 16. We were very lucky to catch a photo before it went behind the clouds, MashaAllah”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Partial dark clouds.  Did not see crescent”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, 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.


Newport-On-Tay

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shuhena Islam from Newport-On-Tay City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shuhena  Islam commented: “Not seen”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Negative sighting with naked eye observed til moonset from Middlesbrough. Sunset 7.39pm and moonset 8.33pm. Clear skies but partial clouds to where moon would be seen. Photos taken with iPhone 12. First photo taken at 7.09pm and second at 8.07pm”.


Tadworth (Boxhill)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Tadworth (Boxhill) City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The sky was totally overcast with hardly any cloud breaks. It was impossible to look for the crescent”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, 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.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “It was full cloud cover but we waited from 15 mins before Maghrib until 15 mins after Maghrib to give ourselves a good chance. We were looking for any breaks in the clouds but unfortunately, it did not happen this time”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 08 September 2021, ICOUK member Mr Isfahan Iqbal from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Isfahan  Iqbal commented: “Location Blackburn Mellor with 3 other brothers present, the crescent could not be seen due to dense clouds”.


Leeds (Eccup)

Seen after sunset: On 08 September 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 many attempts to capture the hilal I was unable to capture it [using the phone camera] but it was viewed from 19.47 all the way to 20.12 pm BST”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 08 September 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “هلال صفر الخير 1443 أهله الله علينا بالخير العميم والصحة والعافية ورفع البلاء. / Translation: Hilal of Safar Al-Khair 1443. May Allah bless us with a general good, health and wellness, and lift the affliction”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 08 September 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: “Seen easily today along with Venus”.


Announcement for start of Safar 1443 AH

On Tuesday 7th September 2021 (29th Muharram 1443 AH) the Hilal of Safar 1443 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 Muharram 1443 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Safar 1443 AH will start from Thursday 9th September 2021, 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).