Tuesday 5th March 2024 | Thulatha 23rd Sha'ban 1445 [?]
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shaban 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shaban 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 9 February 2024 at 22:59 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 10 February 2024, the moon may be visible in Morocco, but not in the UK. Hence, the month of Shaban is most likely to start on 11 February 2024 in Morocco and 12 February 2024 in the UK, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shaban 1445 AH (c) Visibility Map for Shaban 1445 AH (b) Visibility Map for Shaban 1445 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shaban 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shaban 1445 AH on 10 & 11 February 2024 (29th 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] See Also: Significance and Virtues of Shaban

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shaban 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

10 Feb 2024
United Kingdom

Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar 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 or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: "I went to my usual place in Rivington (Bolton) to sight the moon, this time I climbed the Northern hill to get a clear view. The western horizon was partly cloudy. It is a negative sighting from Rivington".


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, 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 couldn't see the moon, although the skies were clear. I was observing for 10 minutes".


Fleetwood

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Fleetwood City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Telescope.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "On the evening of the 10th of February 2024, I successfully photographed the crescent moon from Fleetwood, Blackpool (UK), using a telescope and an Astro camera [CCD] ".


Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, 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.


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, 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: "Around sunset time in Leeds, there was a slight opening in the cloud where the moon would have been as shown in the photo, but soon after the sky was covered in total cloud".


Richmond upon Thames

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from Richmond upon Thames City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: "We reviewed the location during the day, unfortunately after sunset time the moon was not visible due to clouds on the horizon in the direction of sunset. We tried an alternative location nearby but we had a similar issue. Then the moon went below the horizon according to our App around 17:5x. We will try again tomorrow, InshaAllah".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 10 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) 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 cloudy in York today (10/2/2024) so the moon was not seen. Most of the UK had similar cloudy weather, too. We hope to see it tomorrow easily (as it is expected to be very high), inshaAllah".


11 Feb 2024
United Kingdom

Blackburn (Mellor)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Quraishi commented: "The location was mostly cloudy on arrival half an hour before sunset. However after the sun set, clouds began to move away to reveal the New Crescent for Shaban, Alhamdulillah. [Submitted on 12/2/2024 - Admin]".


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "The glow of the Sha'ban Crescent Moon. From Bolton (UK) on 11 February 2024 at 18:03. [Submitted on 12/2/2024 - Admin]".


Not seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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 by the dark and thick clouds. Despite a long wait, I was unable to see it but I know other brothers manage to see the moon".


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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 skies, however, the moon was seen quickly after sunset, with the naked eye".


Cambridge

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: "The 5 of us saw the crescent moon from Caslte Mound, Cambridge. It was totally overcast but then we caught it in-between the clouds".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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.


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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: "The crescent moon was seen between clouds".


Foxley

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.


Leeds (Eccup Lane)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Leeds (Eccup Lane) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: "It was cloudy at first, but then the moon appeared clearly and brightly! Alhamdulillah! [Submitted on 12/2/2024 - Admin]".


Leicester (Oadby)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim from Leicester (Oadby) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim commented: "The crescent moon was easily sighted from the Oadby (Coombe Park) area of Leicester".


Middlesbrough (Redcar)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Middlesbrough (Redcar) City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: "Easily seen prior to and after sunset".


Portsmouth

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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.


Southampton

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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 Hilal was seen clearly with naked eye by myself".


Stockton-on-Tees (Ingelby Barwick)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid from Stockton-on-Tees (Ingelby Barwick) City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


York (New Earswick)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Feb 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was partly cloudy in York today (11/2/2024) with a dark bank of clouds on the lower horizon so the sunset was not seen. However, soon after I prayed maghrib on the grounds, I was able to see the Shaban Hilal with the naked eye, high above the bank of dark clouds for a few minutes (Alhamdulillah) before it was covered up by the moving clouds again".


Announcement for start of Shaban 1445 AH

On Saturday, 10th February 2024 (29th Rajab 1445 AH) the Hilal of Shaban 1445 was not in the UK (Local). Therefore, the month of Rajab 1445 AH will complete 30 days and the month of Shaban 1445 AH will start on Monday, 12th February 2024 (making 15 Shaban 1445 fall on the night of 25 February 2024), InShaAllah. Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (10/2/2024 19:50 GMT)

Morocco (Regional): the month of Shaban 1445 AH will start on Sunday, 11th February 2024, 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).