Sunday 16th June 2024 | Ahad 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1445 [?]
Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 10 March 2024 at 09:00 GMT/UT, but will not be visible by the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date. However, on 11 March 2024, the moon will be easily visible in the UK and most countries of the world. Hence, Ramadan is most likely to start on 12 March 2024, InShaAllah. [When is Ramadan & Eid-ul Fitr 1445?]

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

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1445 AH on 11 & 12 March 2024 (29th Shaban 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 Ramadan 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

11 Mar 2024
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, 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.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 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 or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: "The sky was completely covered by thick clouds. We were a group of 5 observers praying for a break in the clouds but unfortunately, that didn't happen. It's a negative sighting report from Bolton".


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Mr Waseem Dar from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Waseem Dar commented: "Four of us tried to see the crescent moon, from a high ground in Bradford ["Top of the world"]. However, the weather was very cloudy. [Submitted on 27/3/2024 - Admin]".


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "Heavy clouds, the crescent was not seen in Brentwood".


Bude

Seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bude City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "Alhamdulillah. I (Juned Patel) and Maulana Hanif Dudhwala witnessed the 1st visible crescent moon of the most anticipated month, Ramadan, with the naked eye from Cornwall (UK), on the 11th of March 2024 after sunset. [Submitted on 12/3/2024 - Admin]".


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Dr Feras Tuma commented: "I was able to see the moon clearly by the naked eye and by telescope. There were clouds but then a gap appeared and Alhamdulillah seen it".


Cardiff (Barry)

Seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Mr Motosir Ali from Cardiff (Barry) City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Cradley Heath

Not seen before sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, 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 walking to my local Mosque for Maghrib prayers, and I couldn't see the moon. It was 10 minutes walk to my local Mosque".


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif commented: "Not seen. Totally cloudy".


Croydon (Riddelsdown)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Riddelsdown) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: "I and my son, Huzaifah, reached the location half an hour before sunset. Waiting for us was a member of Assosiated Press who recorded us seetting up and took interviews from some of those who joined the effort. We offered Maghrib prayers and then observed the western horizon, but it was totally cloudy. There were about 10 of us in the group, but we could not see the crescent moon".


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Dr Najeeb Chaudhry from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Najeeb Chaudhry commented: "Moon not sighted due to Cloudy sky ".


Ingelby Barwick

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Khalid from Ingelby Barwick City in the Teesside 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 11 Mar 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: "Totally cloudy towards the western horizon in Leeds. Not sighted".


Leicester (Oadby)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 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 not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim commented: "The site was not adequate for moon sightings, as many obstructions including floodlights from the nearby football pitch".


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: "Completely heavily overcast".


Middlesbrough (Redcar)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough (Redcar) City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: "Negative Sighting from a new location, Redcar Beach. Sighting with Sr Lucy and another Muslim couple with 3 children. Complete cloud cover. Observation from 20 mins before sunset till 40 mins after".


Reading

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "The cloud cover was so dense that we (my wife was with me) couldn’t even see any sign of the sun before or during sunset so we didn’t hold out much hope of seeing the Hilal. About 3/4 of an hour after sunset, with no obvious breaks in the clouds and feeling quite cold and wet we gave up. Although there was still a while to go before the moon set, it would have been quite low in the sky to see such an early crescent by then. [Submitted on 3/4/2024 - Admin]".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 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 or Telescope.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "It was totally cloudy in York today (11/3/2024) without any gaps, as it happens sometimes. I and Shaykh Bashir Dodo were unable to see the moon, even with a computer guided telescope. However, we have received positive sighting reports from Wales and Cornwall, Alhamdulillah".


Jersey

St Helier

Seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, ICOUK member Eng Riaz Anjam from St Helier City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Riaz Anjam commented: "A few of us saw the crescent moon of Ramadan, Alhamdulillah. [Submitted on 12/3/2024 - Admin]".


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 11 Mar 2024, 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 11 Mar 2024, 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: "Photographed after Maghrib today (11/3/2024), photos of the holy Ramadan crescent moon from the city of Tangier, Morocco ".


Announcement for start of Ramadan 1445 AH

On Monday, 11th March 2024 (29th Shaban 1445 AH), the Hilal of Ramadan 1445 was sighted in the UK (Local), according to the rules of Shariah. Therefore, Shaban 1445 AH will have 29 days, and Ramadan 1445 AH will start on Tuesday, 12th March 2024, InShaAllah. Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani, Imam Sabri Alabri, Imam Saleh Albahry. Witnessed by: Dr Feras Tuma, Juned Patel, Maulana Hanif Dudhwala, and Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (11/3/2024 19:25 GMT)

Morocco (Regional): the month of Ramadan 1445 AH will start on Tuesday, 12th March 2024, InShaAllah. See the report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

Note that Saudi Arabia normally announces the start of Ramadan on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.