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Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Ula 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 4 December 2021 at 7:43 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 5 December 2021 the moon may be visible in the UK to Morocco region. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Ula is most likely to start from 6 December 2021, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a total solar eclipse on 4 December 2021 across South America/Southern Africa.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH on 5 - 6 December 2021 (29th Rabi-ul Thani & 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 Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

05 Dec 2021
United Kingdom

Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: "Totally cloudy in the direction of the moon".


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: "An effort was made to sight hilal but due to the clouds, it was unsuccessful".


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 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: "I could not see the new moon due to the weather. It was totally cloudy and the outside was quite windy".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury (Moorend) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Abdullah Ahmed commented: "I and my wife tried to see the Hilal from Scarr End Lane, Dewsbury, but it was very cloudy next to the horizon and clear on top, and so we had a Negative sighting in Dewsbury".


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, 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 or Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "Although there seemed to be a chance of spotting the crescent prior to sunset, the clouds came storming in due to strong winds and covered the spot in the sky where the hilal could have been seen".


York

Not seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was cloudy in York today (5/12/2021) but there were clear patches near the sunset position. However, the altitude of the moon was very low on the horizon at sunset (3°) and it was also behind a dark patch of clouds, hence it was not seen. We hope it will be seen tomorrow (6/12/2021) in the UK (weather permitting), InshaAllah".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 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: "للهم أهل علينا هلال جمادى الأولى باليمن والإيمان والسلامة واللإسلام وبالصة والعافية ورفع الوباء والبلاء وبالوفيق والسداد. / Translation: Oh Allah, grant us the crescent of Jumada Al-Awwal in security, faith, safety, Islam, health and wellness, lifting the epidemic and affliction, and success and rightness".


Dakhla

Seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou from Dakhla City in the Region De Oued Eddahab County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: "The vision was clear and easy due to the clear weather and the availability of suitable conditions for vision, so that the month of Rabi al-Thani in Morocco completed only 29 days".


Saudi Arabia

Al Qunfudhah

Seen after sunset: On 05 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Al Qunfudhah City in the Makkah Province County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: "We were on our way back from Umra and we stopped at a city called AlQunfudha some 350 km south of Jeddah along the Red Sea. We saw the crescent moon with the naked eye easily along with the planet Venus. Local Sunset was 17.37 pm and we started to see the crescent moon at around 6 pm local time".


06 Dec 2021
United Kingdom

Aberdeen (Milltimber)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Ms Tania Qadir from Aberdeen (Milltimber) City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Tania Qadir commented: "The Hilal was easily seen [Submitted on 9/12/2021 - Admin]".


Belfast

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Wajida Hannani commented: "Seen clearly at 4.35pm and 4.45pm after sunset (3.59pm) [Submitted on 7/12/2021 - Admin]".


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali 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.

Mr Sameer Ali commented: "Waited at the location and used a phone app to locate the approx position of the moon, but cloud cover prevented observation".


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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: "Heavy clouds and rain, moon not spotted".


Bristol

Seen before sunset: On 06 Dec 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: "Cresent was easily seen by me and my son".


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: "Alhamdulillah the crescent was visible immediately when I stepped outside of my house. I didn't even have to walk to my usual spot".


Coventry

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Coventry City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Riddlesdown)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Riddlesdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: "I led the Maghrib Salah at Purley Masjid. After sunnah, I made my way to Riddlesdown . It was cloudy and light rain. The rain stopped. The clouds moved. I was overjoyed to see the crescent moon at first between the clouds. I recited the dua. It was streamed live. The clouds moved even further. It was so clear and so beautiful".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury (Moorend) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Abdullah Ahmed commented: "I, my son Muhammad Daanyaal and my daughters saw the Hilal from Scarr End Lane, Dewsbury. It was cloudy next to the horizon and Alhamdulillah it opened a bit at 16:13 pm, from where we could see the Hilal of Jumadal Oola 1443AH".


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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.

Ms Shuhena Islam commented: "Seen once clouds had cleared and moon dropped lower".


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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 or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: "Clear sky, cloud at the horizon. Moon not sighted".


Helston

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Helston City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: "The Hilal was seen by the naked eye".


London (Chingford)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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: "Clearly visible by naked eye [Submitted on 7/12/2021 - Admin]".


London (Leyton)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Eng Suleman Aboo from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Suleman Aboo commented: "The crescent was seen with the naked eyes in Leyton Allumdullilah".


Manchester

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Dr Usman Bhatty from Manchester City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Middlesbrough

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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: "Hilal observation at approx 3.45 pm until moonset with naked eyes at new location Mandale Meadows, Middlesbrough. Sunset time 3.41 pm and moonset time 5.31 pm. Observation with my 6-year-old son, who also saw hilal. Photos were taken with iPhone 12 mini. The first photo was just before sunset at 3.33 pm and the second photo was taken at 4.15 pm".


Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir from Middlesbrough City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir commented: "The Crescent Moon was seen quite easily with the naked eye. Nice clear sky".


Middlesbrough (Redcar)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Middlesbrough (Redcar) City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: "Crescent Moon was seen and photographed just after sunset. The sky was slightly cloudy".


Portsmouth

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "Alhamdulillah, spotted a faint hilal a few minutes before the official sunset time [and afterwards] due to clear skies (apart from a few wispy clouds)".


Saltburn by the sea

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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.


Seaton

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Mr Jaffer Dharamsi from Seaton City in the Devon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Jaffer Dharamsi commented: "Unable to see last night. However tonight very clear".


Stockton-on-Tees (Ingleby Barwick)

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid from Stockton-on-Tees (Ingleby Barwick) 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: "The Hilal was easily seen [Submitted on 7/12/2021 - Admin]".


York

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 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.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was cloudy forecast in York today (6/12/2021) but as usual, I went to my sighting location and there was a clear gap on the left of sunset position where the crescent moon appeared soon after sunset (after I prayed Maghrib onsite) at 15:59 PM GMT, Alhamdulillah. The Venus star was also seen clearly on the top-left side of the moon, too".


Jersey

St Saviour

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Eng Riaz Anjam from St Saviour City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 06 Dec 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: "Seen very easily today much earlier after sunset".


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH

On Sunday 5th December 2021 (29th Rabi-ul Thani 1443 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 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 (login to view).

Therefore, (as per agreed criteria) the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1443 AH will have 29-days and the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH will start from Monday 6th December 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).