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Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Ula 1444 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 23 November 2022 at 22:57 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date or the next day (24 November 2022). However, on 25 November 2022 the moon will be easily visible in most of the whole world (but with difficulty in the UK due to low altitude). Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Ula is most likely to start from 26 November 2022, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH (c) Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH (b) Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH on 24 & 25 November 2022 (29th Rabi-ul Thani in MA and UK, respectively) 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 1444 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

24 Nov 2022
United Kingdom

York (Murton)

Not seen after sunset: On 24 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (Murton) 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 and raining in York today (24/11/2022) and moonset was before sunset, so there was no chance to see the moon. However, surprisingly there was a patch of clear sky at the distant horizon to potentially see the moon, if it was possible (as was the case two months ago)".


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 24 Nov 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 24 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: "In the name of Allah the Merciful. It was not possible to see the crescent of the month of Jumada al-Awwal 1444 AH from Tangiers, after an attempt to spot the crescent this evening, Thursday 29 Rabi’ al-Akhar 1444 AH corresponding to 24 November 2022".


United States

Santa Cruz

Not seen after sunset: On 24 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Santa Cruz City in the California County (United States) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sameer Ali commented: "On holiday in USA, the crescent [moon] was not visible despite clear skies".


25 Nov 2022
United Kingdom

Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Quraishi 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 Mohammad Quraishi commented: "The location of the moon's predicted path was observed for half an hour up until 16:40 moonset time. The sighting was negative".


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Clear skies and the moon was sighted with binoculars only. It was not visible to the naked eye".


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, 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.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: "Both I and my teenage son, Tariq Mahmood, tried to observe the crescent but due to cloud cover, we were unable to see it".


Cambridge

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Cambridge City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "There was a group of at least 9 people looking for the crescent. Although the majority of the sky was clear the horizon was hazy and we did not see the low-altitude crescent moon".


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, 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: "I walked to the local Mosque for Maghrib prayer, which is 10 minute walk from my house. I couldn't see the moon on the way to the Mosque or on the way back home".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, 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 Binoculars or Naked-eye.


Hunstanton

Seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Hunstanton City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "On Friday 25th November 2022, I went to Norfolk, a 390 miles round trip from Bolton, to search for the crescent moon of Jumada al-Awwal 1444. The weather forecast in my hometown was cloudy but in Norfolk, it was more promising so I thought it was worth making the effort. To my surprise, I saw the crescent moon just 3 minutes after sunset but it was extremely faint. After a while (of trying different methods), I realised that I may not be able to see such a faint moon with the naked eye before it disappeared so I took a few pictures for the record (see attached photos) and continued observing. The crescent moon was seen with binoculars only".


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen 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 Julie Breen commented: "Patchy cloud but very thick on the horizon".


Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: "Despite a clear horizon a static streak of low cloud covered the lower horizon".


York

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from York City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, 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 Binoculars or Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "The crescent moon (Hilal) was expected to be seen with some difficulty today (25/11/2022) from York (Rufforth Airfield) due to the very low altitude (Lunar Standstills). But, a dark bank of clouds near the sunset position had made it very difficult to see the moon by the three of us (myself, Aqaele Peero and Br Younes Foster). However, we have been informed that two of our regular moon sighters have seen it from the Eastern/South East Regions of the UK (with binoculars), Alhamdulillah".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 2022, 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.


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 25 Nov 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: "Hilal photos were taken after Maghrib today (25/11/2022), of the month of Jumada Al-Awwal 1444 AH".


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH

On Thursday 24th November 2022 (29th Rabi-ul Thani 1444 AH for MA) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view). On the next day (29th Rabi-ul Thani 1444 AH for the UK), the Hilal was sighted in the UK (with binoculars).

Therefore, the start of the month based on the Regional (UK – MA) and Local (UK-only) Moon Sighting criteria are given below.

Regional (UK - MA): the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1444 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH will start from Saturday 26th November 2022, InShaAllah.

Local (UK-only): the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1444 AH will have 29 days and the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1444 AH will start from Saturday 26th November 2022, InShaAllah.

Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK.net (Dated 25/11/2022 20:15 BST)

Reference: Towards Local Moon Sighting (UK) | Regional Moon Sighting and the Use of Optical Aid

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).