Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 29 June 2022 at 2:52 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 30 June 2022, it will be easily visible in the UK to Morocco region and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 1 July 2022 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Sunday 10 July 2022), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH on 29 & 30 June 2022 (29th Dhul Qaidah & 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 Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH

29 June 2022
United Kingdom

Croydon (Purley)

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Purley) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “We first went to Pollards Hill North. Br Juned Patel from Bolton needed to check horizon. Was not suitable as buildings were an obstruction. We set out to Riddelsown in Purley. Weather was cloudy. Br Juned set up his telescope.  2 others came with him. The moon was not sighted. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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: “Cloudy. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “No sighting of moon this evening”.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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: “Clouds prohibited the moon to be sighted”.


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Completely cloudy”.


Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Ms Aasiya Ismail from Dewsbury City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Aasiya Ismail commented: “No moon seen. Mostly cloudy”.


Nelson

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Qasim Abbas from Nelson City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Preston (Jeffrey hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Dr Mohsen Abdelaal from Preston (Jeffrey hill) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mohsen Abdelaal commented: “It was cloudy and occasionally rainy as well”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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 (29/6/2022), but managed to see sunset point very briefly (see photos), Alhamdulillah”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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: “There was total cloud cover so it was not possible to see the crescent this evening unfortunately”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Crescent not sighted. Partial cloud”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “Persistent light cloud cover, crescent could not be seen”.


Croydon (Purely)

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Croydon (Purely) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “The crescent moon was not seen today by 5 of us. The sky was all covered with dense clouds. I was in London on Holiday so went to Riddlesdown to search the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah”.


Stockton-on-Tees

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Negative sighting from Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees. The weather was mostly cloudy. Sunset 9.45 pm and moonset 10.46 pm. Observation half hour before sunset until around 10.30 pm with my 7-year-old son. Only one photo was taken of sunset at 9.28 pm with iphone12”.


Walsall

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 29 June 2022, 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 29 June 2022, 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: “In the name of Allah the Merciful. This evening, we attempted to spot the crescent of the month of Dhul-Hijjah from Tangiers. The crescent could not be seen, although the weather was clear. The official announcement of the Ministry of Awqaf after receiving all the reports of the monitoring committees [is as follows]: The first of the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1443 AH is Friday, the 1st of July 2022”.


30 June 2022
United Kingdom

London (Forest Gate)

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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: “Partially cloudy but seen clearly by myself and my daughter”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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 could not see the moon, it was raining before sunset in my area”.


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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: “Moon was sighted”.


Hounslow

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The crescent was high on the horizon and could be seen easily.  It was quite sharp though a bit faint. It remained visible for some time”.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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.


Preston (Jeffrey hill)

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Dr Mohsen Abdelaal from Preston (Jeffrey hill) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mohsen Abdelaal commented: “It was partly cloudy, but Subhan Allah was so clear to the northwest, and we were able to spot the new hilal”.


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth 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.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Clouds covered the north western horizon”.


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “We had to wait quite a long time for the clouds to clear enough to see the Hilal”.


London City

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from London City City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “This is how spectacular the new crescent moon looked setting over Tower Bridge, London. I have come to London for a visit around with my parents who have come for a short visit here [from India]. Before booking the visit I made sure the days of sighting the new moon fall in the same week. For a long time I had in mind to photograph the crescent moon over the Tower Bridge but this evening the moon was low and London city's high buildings made it difficult to take such pictures, especially not standing from a vantage point. However, I did calculate some alignment and I went out and managed to capture the slender, waxing crescent moon over the Tower Bridge. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn-by-the-Sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Observation negative sighting from Saltburn-by-the-Sea with myself, Sr Lucy and Sr Julie (7 non Muslim adults and 8 children). We also used Celestron 20x80 binoculars to look for the moon but was not seen. Sunset 9.45pm and moonset 11.21pm. Observation from 9.10pm until 10.40pm when it started to rain. The weather was complete cloud cover. Photos taken with iPhone 12 mini at 9.35pm and again at 10.40pm. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


London (Edmonton)

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from London (Edmonton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “Location Pymmes Park. N18. A decent location for sighting in North London for summer/ autumn months at least. A beautiful slender Hilal observed by a group, 6 of us. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


London (Woldingham)

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London (Woldingham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “We prayed Maghrib at Purley Masjid on Brighton Road. It was a 20 minutes drive to Woldingham. We joined Dr Anwar Ansari who sighted the crescent at around 21:50 BST. We were also joined by Tony from Croydon Astronomical Society. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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: “Was seen in break between clouds about 50 min after sunset. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Crescent not seen. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


London (Barbican)

Seen before sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Abdulmukith Ahmed from London (Barbican) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abdulmukith Ahmed commented: “The crescent moon was first seen just before sunset and then it was also seen after sunset. [Submitted on 1/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Glasgow

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Bin-Shabbir from Glasgow City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Bin-Shabbir commented: “It was a wonderful sighting. Sunset was at 22:04 so after 20 minutes I was giving up, but we [I and my father] managed to spot it just as we were leaving the site. ‏ الحمد لله[Submitted on 2/7/2022 - Admin]”.


Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “The crescent moon was easily seen today from Croydon, Alhamdulillah”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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: “As yesterday, it was totally cloudy in York today (30/6/2022), but I was able to see the sunset many miles away to the North-West before the clouds covered up again. I have an important message for all the UK Moon Sighters on my Facebook page about how to see the moon in cloudy weather. However, the moon has been sighted in other parts of the UK (eg. South East Region), Alhamdulillah ”.


Foxley

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Ms Sadia Tanvir-Navaab from Foxley City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Wanstead)

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali 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.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Got to wanstead flats prior sunset, was clearly visible as the sun was setting behind clouds on the horizon, seen with naked eye but had trouble focusing with camera hence waiting from time of positive sighting which was 9.27 pm BST up until camera just about focused at around 10.20 pm hence taken both shots”.


Morocco

Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 30 June 2022, 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 Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. I observed the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah 1443 AH this evening, and the crescent appeared clear and thin. The sky was very clear”.


Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH

On Wednesday 29th June 2022 (29th Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH) the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 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 Dhul Qaidah 1443 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH will start from Friday 1st July 2022 (making Day of Arafah fasting on Saturday 9th July 2022 and Eid-ul Adha to be on Sunday 10th July 2022), InShaAllah.

For UK-only moon sighting announcements please visit the New Crescent Society (NCS) website.

Significance of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)  
1. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it." (Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 259)
2. Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah). He said, "It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year." (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 260)
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website