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Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 8 April 2024 at 18:21 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 9 April 2024, 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 on 10 April 2024, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a Total Solar Eclipse on 8 April 2024 in Western Europe and the Americas and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 24 - 24 March 2024 across Europe to the Americas.

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

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1445 AH on 9 & 10 April 2024 (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 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

09 Apr 2024
United Kingdom

Ashbourne

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Ashbourne City in the Derbyshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Birmingham

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, 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 and Binoculars.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: "AlhamdhuLillah, the moon was seen by 70 people in Yardley in Birmingham. Seen by binocs and unaided eye".


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: "We were about 40-50 people of all ages, gathered at our usual moon sighting place in Rivington. The western horizon was partially cloudy but later cleared up. The crescent moon for the month of Shawwal was sighted by everyone present with naked eyes".


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 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.


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: "We were a party of 6 people, of mixed experience. Half of the group were first-timers and the other half, including myself were experienced sighters. The 4 of the 6 people wore glasses. We arrived before sunset and had to wait until approximately 25 minutes after sunset before the Hilal became visible. It was very thin and difficult to see. [Submitted on 10/4/2024 - Admin]".


Cardiff (Barry)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Motosir Ali from Cardiff (Barry) City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Mr Motosir Ali commented: "I, Khirul Ali testify that I have observed the crescent moon and it was a clear sky, first with the naked eye and then with the binoculars الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ".


Cheltenham

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Husain Ahmed Patel from Cheltenham City in the Gloucestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Maulana Husain Ahmed Patel commented: "The crescent moon was getting clearer as it got darker. Alhamdulillah we took a photo through the binoculars. [Submitted on 6/5/2024 - Admin]".


Croydon

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif commented: "The moon was sighted, it was crystal clear, Alhamdulillah ".


Croydon (Riddlesdown)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Dr Feras Tuma from Croydon (Riddlesdown) City in the Greater London 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 in South London at the Riddlesdown Park gathering. I was able to see the moon along with around 50 people from the local area".


Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Dr Najeeb Chaudhry from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Najeeb Chaudhry commented: " Crescent Seen with naked eye".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 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 and Binoculars.


Edinburgh

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Foxley

Not seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 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.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Leeds (Seacroft)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "Alhamdulillah, I had company today with a madrasah child and his father. We sighted [the moon] with the naked eye in Leeds / Seacroft".


Leicester

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Shaykh Muhammed Patel from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Leicester (Hamilton)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Hanif Debar from Leicester (Hamilton) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim from Leicester (Hamilton) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Azim Mahomed Abdul Karim commented: "There were many witnesses. I captured the names of some: Muhammad Chachia, Daud Chachia, Imran Lambat, Bilal Lambat, Ali Bhesania".


Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Riyaz Bhikha from Leicester (Hamilton) City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Forest Gate)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: "The Hilal was clearly seen near a thin band of cloud by myself, wife and our two children from the Upton Lane area in Forest Gate, East London".


London (Newham)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mohsin Ali from London (Newham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohsin Ali commented: "first time we have attempted moonsighting, travelled to Wanstead Flats with the family, large group there, the crescent was visible shortly after Maghrib".


London (Thurrock)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mujahid Chowdhury from London (Thurrock) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


London (Wanstead flats)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, 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 and Binoculars.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: "A clear view of the hilal, sighted just after sunset. I expected it to be above the horizon at the predicted angle/elevation. It was seen by over 100 witnesses with the naked eye".


Netherton

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Netherton City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: "I was a few miles away from my home (Cradley Heath), and I have seen the moon".


Nuneaton

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Reading

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Reading City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and Binoculars.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "Alhumdulillah! A good night for seeking the Hilal! My wife also saw it".


Richmond upon Thames

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Abdul Karim from Richmond upon Thames City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abdul Karim commented: "We saw this crescent very easily with naked eye ".


Saltburn by the sea

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Saltburn by the sea 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: "The hilal was seen".


Saltburn-By-The-Sea

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: "Positive sighting of new crescent from Saltburn-By-The-Sea around 8:35 PM with Sr Julie and Sr Lucy along with 5 other Muslim adults and 5 Muslim children. Sunset 7:58 PM and moonset 9:29 PM. Initially complete cloud cover and then break opened, showing visible moon. First photo taken 10 mins before sunset and following photos after sunset using iPhone 15".


Slough

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: "Unfortunately I did not see the moon from my location due to clouds".


Surbiton

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


York (New Earswick)

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 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 raining all day in York today (9/4/2024) until about 6 pm then it started to clear up, Alhamdulillah. I had set up my computerised telescope to help find the moon, but about 35 mins after sunset, the four of us (I, Shaykh Bashir, Br Mamnun & Br Tanvir from London) were able to see the very thin crescent moon with our naked eyes. We read the masnun duaa and praised Allah for making it possible for us to see the 24 hours old moon, high up in the sky. Many people throughout the UK have also seen it (from Scotland to the Southeast), Alhamdulillah".


Morocco

Ben Guerir

Seen after sunset: On 09 Apr 2024, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Ben Guerir City in the Marrakech County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Announcement for start of Shawwal 1445 AH

On Tuesday, 9th April 2024 (29th Ramadan 1445 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1445 was sighted in the UK (Local), according to the rules of Shariah. Therefore, the month of Ramadan 1445 AH will have 29 days and the month of Shawwal 1445 AH will start on Wednesday, 10th April 2024, InShaAllah. Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Maulana Yusuf Mota, Shaykh Suliman Gani, Imam Saleh Albahry. Witnessed by: Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (9/4/2024 21:30 BST)

Morocco (Regional): the month of Shawwal 1445 AH will start on Wednesday, 10th April 2024, InShaAllah. See the report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

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