Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 6 October 2021 at 11:05 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region (or anywhere in most of the world) on that date. However, on 7 October 2021 the moon will be easily visible in Morocco and most other countries of the world. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal is most likely to start from 8 October 2021, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH on 7 - 8 October 2021 (29th Safar 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 Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH

07 October 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Cloudy skies, no moon sighted”.


London (Wanstead)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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: “Total cloud coverage , followed moon route via sun surveyor app on iPhone 11. During sunset and after sunset obstruction in view . Negative sighting. Time of arrival at 6 pm till 6.50 pm”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sameer Ali commented: “Waited until nearly moonset but cloud was too thick”.


Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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: “We were 4 people at my usual location in Rivington Bolton, the western horizon was heavily cloudy.  The crescent of Rabi ul Awwal was not seen”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir 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 Nicola Hunt-Bashir commented: “The crescent was not spotted. The sky was obscured with heavy cloud”.


Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 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 Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Belfast

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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: “There was thick cloud and so hilal not sighted at 18.55 pm”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 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.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was partly sunny during the day in York today (7/10/2021)  but became totally cloudy after sunset so the moon wasn't seen (not even the Venus star!)”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 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 promising looking sky before sunset, clouds moved into the area where the crescent was expected to be seen. Despite our best efforts, the crescent was NOT seen”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Bucks County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Javed Rafiq commented: “Skies were covered with grey clouds. Crescent not seen”.


Stockton-on-Tees (Ingleby Barwick)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid from Stockton-on-Tees (Ingleby Barwick) City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Total cloud cover,  no moon crescent seen”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “There were broken clouds around the horizon but unfortunately, there was no break in the cloud at the spot where the moon was”.


Caerphilly

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Owain Omer Williams from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “No sighting here in Caerphilly, Wales. Too much thick cloud cover right over the area of sky where we expected to see the new crescent. There were clear patches of sky though, so we stayed as long as possible in case the cloud dispersed. Venus was visible for most of the time we were observing, but even that became obscured by cloud as we were leaving”.


Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Owain Omer Williams from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “The whole of the western sky was covered in thick clouds. Zero visibility”.


Marske

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Marske City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Sunset time 6.24 pm and Moonset time 7.04 pm at Markse (Errington Woods). Weather mostly cloudy. Negative sighting was observed with optical aid (Celestron 20x80) until moonset time with Sister Julie. Two non-Muslim passerby’s also joined us. First photo was taken at 6.13 pm and the second at 7.04 pm using iPhone 12 mini”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen before sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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: “The skies were totally cloudy, so I was unable to see the moon”.


Derby

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Shaykha Shafalia Younis from Derby City in the Derbyshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykha Shafalia Younis commented: “Sky was cloudy covered front & back of the house”.


Coalville

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

Mr Riyaz Bhikha commented: “The weather was mainly overcast, with some break in the clouds around sunset time. However, the Crescent was not seen. There were 8 brothers in total, our location was Bardon Hill, Coalville”.


Cape Conrnwall

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Cape Conrnwall City in the Conrnwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.


Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “Despite a clear horizon on Thursday, the lower belt of clouds and haze hid the very think crescent from sight and Friday was totally cloudy. [Submitted on 9/10/2021 - Admin]”.


Redcar (New Marske)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Redcar (New Marske) City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Julie Breen commented: “Errington Woods. Very heavy cloud cover with only small breaks. 
Crescent not seen. [Submitted on 9/10/2021 - Admin]”.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 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

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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: “Brother Nasir, Sister Soma and I went to Eccup Lane, Leeds to attempt to sight the Crescent from 18.00 to 19.30.  Sunset was at 18.27 and moonset at 19.08.  Unfortunately, we did not see the Crescent as it was too cloudy.  [Submitted on 11/10/2021 - Admin]”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 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: “There were 4 brothers present at Mellor, Blackburn and the moon was not seen due to dense clouds. [Submitted on 17/10/2021 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 07 October 2021, 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.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “هل هلال ربيع الأول نسأل الله تعالى أن يدخله علينا باليمن والإيمان والسلامة والإسلام والخير العميم والصحة والعافية ورفع البلاء. / Translation: The crescent moon of Rabi’ al-Awwal We ask Allah Almighty to enter it upon us with faith, safety, Islam, good health and wellness, and lifting the affliction”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 07 October 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 very heavy clouds in the path of both moon and sun as they were setting”.


08 October 2021
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 08 October 2021, 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.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Hilal not seen, due to heavy clouds”.


York

Seen after sunset: On 08 October 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 Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “An astronomer colleague advised me that he was going to YAS observatory today (8/10/2021) so I decided to join him before sunset and although the sun set behind some trees on the right, there was a clear gap to the western horizon to the left of sunset. We were able to spot Venus soon after sunset at 18:28 hrs BST and the moon was seen by binoculars (20x80) at 18:38 hr BST. It was seen about 10 mins later by naked eye before in went behind a thick bank of dark clouds. I was pleased to see the moon from the YAS observatory after nearly two years of lockdown, Alhamdulillah. [See YouTube  and/or Facebook]”.


Bolton

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

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “I went to my usual place for moonsighting in Rivington, Bolton. Western horizon was partially cloudy. Crescent was sighted easily with Naked eyes”.


Seen after sunset: On 08 October 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 08 October 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: “Unfortunately, I did not see the crescent due to the total cloud cover”.


Middlesbrough

Seen after sunset: On 08 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir from Middlesbrough City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir commented: “Sighted from home with my son. Used binoculars to find the crescent and then was easy to see with the naked eye”.


Belfast

Not seen after sunset: On 08 October 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: “Mainly cloudy sky. The hilal was not sighted at 19.10 pm”.


Stockton on Tees

Seen after sunset: On 08 October 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: “Sunset 6.24 pm and Moonset 7.21 pm Stockton on Tees. The crescent was seen at 6.30 pm in SW direction from Infinity Bridge, Stockton on Tees. Observation with the naked eye with my 6-year-old son. Photos were taken with iPhone 12 mini; first photo before sunset 6.19 pm and second photo showing hilal”.


Stockton-On-Tees

Seen before sunset: On 08 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid 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 Amanda Khalid commented: “Hilal seen. [Submitted on 9/10/2021 - Admin]”.


Leeds

Seen after sunset: On 08 October 2021, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “Br Nasir, Sister Soma and I went to Eccup, Leeds between 18.00 and 19.15 to attempt to sight the Crescent.  Alhamdulillah, we were able to see it around 18.37 and stayed to watch it set...it was beautiful and amazing as always. [Submitted on 11/10/2021 - Admin]”.


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH

On Thursday 7th October 2021 (29th Safar 1443 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 was not sighted in the UK but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, (as per the agreed criteria) the month of Safar 1443 AH will have 29-days and the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1443 AH will start from Friday 8th October 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).