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Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Thani/Akhir 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Thani 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 14 October 2023 at 17:55 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. However, on 16 October 2023, the moon may be visible in Morocco but [may] not be in the UK until the next day. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Thani is most likely to start on 17 October 2023 in Morocco and in the UK (applying the "30-days complete" rule), InShaAllah. Note that there will be an Annular Solar Eclipse on 14 October 2023 across West Africa to the Americas and a Partial Lunar Eclipse on 28 - 29 October 2023 from Europe to Australia (i.e., across most parts of the world). [UK Major Lunar Standstills Q&A]

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When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH on 15 - 17 October 2023 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal and the next 2 days) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] [Why look for 3 days]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

15 Oct 2023
United Kingdom

Croydon (Norbury)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Norbury) 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: "I was alone to observe the hilal. I arrived at the location after sunset. It was not sighted with the naked eye".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, 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.


Hunstanton

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Hunstanton City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "It was cloudy around the area where the moon was so I did not see the moon. [Submitted on 16/10/2023 - Admin]".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "Negative sighting from Seacroft in Leeds".


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Whitehaven

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Whitehaven City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "Although the cloud appeared above the horizon even the sunset didn’t appear below it. There must have been a solid bank of clouds on the distant horizon. Rain was visible in the direction of Northern Ireland, which reached me as I was packing up. I believe the moon should have been close to the Isle of Man".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was fairly clear sky in York today (15/10/2023) as the sunset was easily seen, but the moon was not seen (even though the moon position was clear in the sky). I hope to try again tomorrow (weather permitting), InshaAllah".


Morocco

Tangier

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Oct 2023, 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: "Through my lens this evening, it was not possible to observe the crescent of the month of Rabi Al-Akhir 1445 AH from the city of Tangier".


16 Oct 2023
United Kingdom

Chorley

Not seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Chorley 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: "Cloud cover over sunset and area where moon could have been visible".


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, 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: "It was difficult to see the moon today as it was totally cloudy".


Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.


Lancaster

Seen before sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Lancaster City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "The moon was sighted with binoculars before sunset then it disappeared behind the clouds. It remained invisible to the naked eye throughout the observation".


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 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.


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was partly cloudy in York today (16/10/2023) and the sunset was clearly seen. However, there was a dark bank of clouds above the lower horizon where the moon was expected (on the far left of the sunset) so it was not seen".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: "هلال ربيع الآخر 1445 هـ اللهم اجعله هلال نصر وتأييد لإخواننا في غزة وباقي فلسطين. / Translation: The Hilal of Rabi-ul Akhir 1445 AH. O Allah, make it a crescent of victory and support for our brothers in Gaza and the rest of Palestine".


Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 16 Oct 2023, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: "The Hilal of the Rabi Al-Akhir 1445 AH was sighted today after Maghrib from the city of Tangier".


17 Oct 2023
United Kingdom

Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 17 Oct 2023, 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 not seen by Naked-eye.


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 17 Oct 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "There was a clear patch of clear sky on the far left of the sun about an hour before sunset, so there was a very good chance to see the moon tonight. However, closer to sunset, a dark patch of clouds appeared high above the horizon (about 3° altitude), hiding the low-altitude moon completely. Hence it was not seen (even with dark adapting the eyes with sunglasses)".


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH

On Sunday, 15th October 2023 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal 1445 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 was not sighted in the UK (Local). Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1445 AH will complete 30 days and the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH will start on Tuesday, 17th October 2023, InShaAllah.

Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Yusuf Mota, Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (15/10/2023 20:00 BST)

Morocco (Regional): the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH will start on Tuesday, 17th October 2023, InShaAllah. See the report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

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).