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Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 12 December 2023 at 23:32 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 (13 December 2023). However, on 14 December 2023, the moon may be easily visible in Morocco but with difficulty in the UK (due to the low altitude during the Major Lunar Standstills). Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira is likely to start on 15 December 2023 in Morocco and in the UK, InShaAllah. [UK Major Lunar Standstills Q&A]

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ukhra 1445 AH (c)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ukhra 1445 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ukhra 1445 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH on 14 - 16 December 2023 (29th Jumada Al-Ula 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 Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

14 Dec 2023
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, 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: "It was cloudy. [Submitted on 16/12/2023 - Admin]".


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 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 Western horizon was completely covered with dark and thick clouds, Negative sighting from Bolton".


Boston

Seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Boston City in the Lincolnshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Rainy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Due to clouds and rain the moon has not been spotted".


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the South Glamorgan (Wales) County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: "I arrived at the location before sunset. There was a thick band of clouds covering the horizon, so much so that I didn't see the sunset. I stayed in my location until monset time, hoping the cloud would clear or at least break up enough for me to see the Hilal, but it wasn't to be. [Submitted on 16/12/2023 - Admin]".


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 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: "I was unable to see the moon due to the weather".


Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 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.


Harrogate

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Harrogate 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: "I was giving training to a small group of brothers in Harrogate, today. We were looking from The Stray fields with a clear view of the Southwest horizon, but unfortunately, a dark Bank of clouds was in the moon position (on the lower horizon), so it was not seen. Many thanks to all those who came out in the cold and working hours to revive the Sunnah. The group included Br Hasan & son, Br Ahmed & 3 children and Br Yassar. May Allah reward them all (Ameen)".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "I went out to observe the Hilal, but there were a lot of clouds at sunset point. There were a few openings in the cloud but I was unable to see it or take a photo, as I was in a rush to get back to work. Negative sighting".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 14 Dec 2023, 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 14 Dec 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: "Hilal was Jumada al-Akhirah 1445 AH was seen with my camera lens from Tangier this evening, Thursday, 14 December 2023".


15 Dec 2023
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: "It was cloudy. [Submitted on 16/12/2023 - Admin]".


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 15 Dec 2023, 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: "Crescent spotted just above a thick blanket of clouds".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Dec 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.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "The sunset point was clear but where the moon would have been was cloudy so not sighted by me in Leeds".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Dec 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: "The weather forecast was cloudy in York today (15/12/2023) but I still went to my usual location and saw a strong glare of sunset sky. The cloud was moving slowly (see time-lapse video), so there was a small chance to see the moon through a cloud break. Unfortunately, the cloud became even more dense as I waited very patiently for an hour after sunset, but the moon was not seen".


16 Dec 2023
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 16 Dec 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: "Easily visible. [Submitted on 16/12/2023 - Admin]".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Seen after sunset: On 16 Dec 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "Alhamdulillah, it was very clear and no issues in sighting today on 16/12/2023".


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH

On Thursday, 14th December 2023 (29th Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 was not sighted in the UK (Local), according to the rules of Shariah [*].

[*] We are aware of just one sighting report, but a minimum of two reports are required to end the month on 29th. This report may be revised if further witnesses/clarification becomes available at a later date.

Therefore, the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH will complete 30 days, and the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH will start on Saturday, 16th December 2023, InShaAllah.

Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (14/12/2023 19:45 GMT

Morocco (Regional): the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1445 AH will start on Friday, 15th December 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).