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Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1444 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 20 April 2023 at 04:13 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date. However, on 21 April 2023, the moon may be easily seen in the UK and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 22 April 2023, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a total solar eclipse on 20 April 2023 across Asia to Australia and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 5 - 6 May 2023 across Europe to Africa.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1444 AH (c) Visibility Map for Shawwal 1444 AH (b) Visibility Map for Shawwal 1444 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1444 AH on 20 & 21 April 2023 (29th Ramadan 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 Shawwal 1444 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

20 Apr 2023
United Kingdom

Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Zabhier from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: "We arrived 30 minutes before sunset, we had good view of the horizon and saw where the sunset but as we got nearer to sunset, thick, dark clouds continued to descend on the horizon and the location we were hoping to see the moon. We had 50-plus people looking but no positive sighting. We stayed until moonset in our location".


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Quraishi from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Quraishi commented: "SubhanAllah, we had a negative sighting tonight. Despite clear skies and spectacular views of the western horizon. Blackpool Tower, the Wind Turbines in the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man could be clearly seen on the distant horizon. Yet no Hilal was observed tonight while a large group observed until moonset 21:04".


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 Binoculars or Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: "We were 40-45 people including men, women and children at our usual moonsighting location at Rivington Road, Bolton. The western horizon was clear with good visibility. We could easily see Blackpool Tower. We had a couple of good binoculars. None of us was able to sight Shawwal Crescent as expected. However, it was good to see more and more people coming out to revive the sunnah, Alhamdulillah".


Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Nazia Kouser from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 Binoculars or Naked-eye.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Good visibility, but the moon has not been sighted.".


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 Binoculars or Naked-eye.

Mr Tahir Mahmood commented: "I visited the observation site with Imam Asim Chishty before sunset and marked it's location. After Magrib we were joined by imam Ashan Amin of Bristol Jamia Masjid to try and observe the hilal. Despite our attempts no sighting was made and we report a negative sighting".


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars or Telescope.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: "I was unable to see the moon with binoculars and telescope ".


Chelsea

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Syed Rashid Qadri from Chelsea City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Rashid Qadri commented: "Sky was totally cloudy".


Chester

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Dr Najeeb Chaudhry from Chester City in the Cheshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Najeeb Chaudhry commented: "Crescent moon not seen ".


Croydon (Riddlesdown)

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Riddlesdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: "We arrived at Riddelsdown in Purley to observe the hilal for the month of Shawwal. It was partly cloudy and wet weather. After Maghrib Salah we attempted to sight the hilal. Over 40 people attended which included children. The hilal was not sighted".


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Aasiya Ismail from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury (Moorend) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "I had taken pictures of the sunset point so knew where to look for the crescent. I had 2 adults and 2 children with me and we were unable to sight the crescent today".


Llandudno

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Llandudno City in the Conwy, Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars or Naked-eye or Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "On 20 April 2023, I travelled to North Wales so that I could ensure an absolutely clear sky till the moon set time. Luckily it turned out to be exactly as the forecast had said. I saw the tip of the sun going below the horizon as seen in the picture. After the sunset, there was not a single patch of cloud on the western horizon. Observation Location: North Wales; Sunset: 20:28 & Moonset: 21:12; NOT SIGHTED by Naked Eyes; NOT SIGHTED with Binoculars; NOT SIGHTED with Telescope; NOT SIGHTED with Astro Camera; [Submitted on 23/4/2023 - Admin]".


London

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "The sky was overcast, negative sighting.".


London (East Ham)

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Hafiz Irfan Suleman from London (East Ham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Hafiz Irfan Suleman commented: "Not seen".


London (Forest Gate)

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: "Low clouds below a clear sky. Hilal was not seen".


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: "Quite cloudy no sign of moon".


Nelson (Sabden)

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Qasim Abbas from Nelson (Sabden) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Qasim Abbas commented: "Today at Sabden high point we were unable to see the Hilal".


Newcastle upon Tyne

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Eng Aamir Sharif from Newcastle upon Tyne City in the Tyne and Wear County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars or Naked-eye.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mizanul Amin Babar from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Preston

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Dr Mohsen Abdelaal from Preston City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars or Naked-eye.

Dr Mohsen Abdelaal commented: "Negative sighting, the sky was so clear ".


Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn-by-the-Sea 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 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea with Sr Lucy and two other non-Muslim sisters including 4 children. Observation til moonset. Sunset 20:16 and moonset 21:01. First photo was taken at sunset and the second photo 30 mins after sunset".


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Rainy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: "Unfortunately no moon a wa s sighted".


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars or Naked-eye.


Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Trowbridge

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mujahid Chowdhury from Trowbridge City in the Wiltshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Tuxford

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Nasima Uddin from Tuxford City in the Nottinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Wanstead Flats

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from Wanstead Flats City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: "Got to the site location at 8.00 pm , left the site at 8.45 pm. Negative sighting using the naked eye as well as binoculars, weather conditions partly cloudy along the horizon".


York (Murton)

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (Murton) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was very clear weather in York today before sunset and the 3 of us saw it clearly. However, the moon was not seen, even though I saw the Venus star. Many places in the UK also attempted sighting but all reported negative".


Morocco

Dakhla

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: "It was not possible to see the crescent of Shawwal from the city of Dakhla, in Southern Morocco".


Marrakech

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Marrakech City in the Marrakesh-Safi County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: "لم تثبت رؤيته في كل مناطق المغرب من الفلكيين ومن اللجان الرسمية لوزارة الأوقاف . Translation: The crescent moon vision has not been proven in all regions of Morocco by astronomers and by the official committees of the Awqaf Ministry".


Tangier

Not seen after sunset: On 20 Apr 2023, 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 most gracious, the most merciful. On the evening of Thursday, Ramadan 29 1444 AH, corresponding to April 20, 2023, I attempted to spot the crescent of Shawwal 1444 AH, despite the clear weather. The crescent moon was seen, neither with the naked eye nor with camera lenses, and it was not observed from any regions of Morocco. Accordingly, the month of Shawwal 1444 AH, according to the official announcement, is Saturday, April 22, 2023.".


21 Apr 2023
United Kingdom

Ashbourne (Leek)

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Ashbourne (Leek) City in the Staffordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: "I was driving between Ashbourne and Leek when I observed the crescent, the sky was slightly hazy, but the crescent was obvious. No photos as I was driving as mentioned".


Ashton-under-Lyne

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Ebrahim Diwan from Ashton-under-Lyne City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: "Seen the moon in Sparkhill".


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, 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.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: "The sky was completely covered with dark and thick clouds. Crescent for the month of Shawwal was not sighted".


Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, 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.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "The first crescent moon picture of the month of Shawwal 1444 from Bolton, UK [Submitted on 23/4/2023 - Admin]".


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, 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.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Partly cloudy conditions, however, the Hilal was clearly visible to the naked eye.".


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars and Naked-eye.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: "Photo taken by Habiba Akhtar Mobile phone and Musa Tuma and binoculars were also used. The sky was very clear in Cardiff Bay. We were able to see the moon clearly".


Chester

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Dr Najeeb Chaudhry from Chester City in the Cheshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Najeeb Chaudhry commented: "Moon seen clearly ".


Croydon

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Assim Khokhar from Croydon City in the SURREY County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Croydon (Norbury)

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Aniz Jussab from Croydon (Norbury) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aniz Jussab commented: "I saw it from the 8th floor of my work place Bloomberg Building".


Edinburgh

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Lothian County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: "Bright and easily visible crescent".


Farnborough

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Iftkhar Khan from Farnborough City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Iftkhar Khan commented: "Asalamu Alaykum. I testify that I was able to see the new hilal crescent of the moon clearly after sunset, the sky was clear. [Submitted on 22/4/2023 - Admin]".


Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Sadia Tanvir-Navaab from Foxley City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Glasgow (Bishopsbriggs)

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Dr Shoaib Iqbal from Glasgow (Bishopsbriggs) City in the Lanarkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Shoaib Iqbal commented: "The Hilal was seen from Bishopbriggs, North of Glasgow [submitted on 19/5/2023 - Admin]".


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, 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.


London (Lewisham)

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from London (Lewisham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: "The three of us saw the moon (two sisters and one brother)".


London (Wanstead flats)

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Wanstead flats) 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 the location at 7.55pm , and first saw the new Crescent Moon with naked eye during sunset time, found it hard to manually focus the camera lens, hence waited till 8.32 pm for a clear picture (was enabled to focus the new Crescent Moon) took a few pictures, prior to the dark clouds covering the horizon location of the moon".


Maidenhead

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: "Can see moon clearly ".


Manor Park

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Hafiz Irfan Suleman from Manor Park City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Irfan Suleman commented: "Crescent was clearly visible in clear skies after sunset".


Portsmouth

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mizanul Amin Babar from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mizanul Amin Babar commented: "I saw the crescent moon with my naked eye".


Reading

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars and Naked-eye.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "Tonight I tried another of the sites suggested by Qamar Uddin overlooking Fobney Meadows. The sky was clear and something became visible about 15 minutes after sunset and confirmed with binoculars [Celestron 15x70] that it was the moon. The moon became clearer to the naked eye towards 9 pm and was still visible in the sky by the naked eye when we got home c. 9:30 pm".


Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Maria Rivas from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Maria Rivas commented: "Observed from the 5th floor in the city centre. There were thick clouds all in the sky. We were not able to sight the crescent".


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: "Clearly visible yet it is thin enough to be difficult to spot when it appeared first".


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Iqbal Sharif commented: "Clearly visible with no cloud cover".


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: "Alhamdulillah the moon was visible and sighted at many places in Southampton".


Trowbridge

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mujahid Chowdhury from Trowbridge City in the Wiltshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Tuxford

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Ms Nasima Uddin from Tuxford City in the Nottinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, 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 and raining all day in York today, so the moon was not seen, but many places down south (London) and up north (Scotland) managed to see it, Alhamdulillah".


Morocco

Marrakech

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Marrakech City in the Marrakesh-Safi County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 21 Apr 2023, 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. This evening, the crescent of the month of Shawwal 1444 AH was sighted from the city of Tangiers".


Announcement for start of Shawwal 1444 AH

On Thursday 20th April 2023 (29th Ramadan 1444 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 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).

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 Ramadan 1444 AH will complete 30 days and the month of Shawwal 1444 AH (Eid-ul Fitr) will start from Saturday 22nd April 2023, InShaAllah.

Local (UK-only): the month of Ramadan 1444 AH will complete 30 days and the month of Shawwal 1444 AH (Eid-ul Fitr) will start from Saturday 22nd April 2023, InShaAllah.

Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani & Imam Sabri Alabri. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (20/04/2023 21:30 BST)

Reference: Towards Local Moon Sighting (UK)

Note that Saudi Arabia normally make their Shawwal announcement on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.