Crescent Moon Visibility of Safar 1439 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Safar 1439 shows that moon will be born on 19 October 2017 at 19:12 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 20 October 2017 the moon will be easily visible in West Africa/Morocco region. Hence, the month of Safar is most likely to start from 21 October 2017, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Safar 1439 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Safar 1439 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Safar 1439 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Safar 1439 AH on 20 October 2017 (29th Muharram) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [iCalendar]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Safar 1439 AH

20 October 2017
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 20 October 2017, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen due to low heavy clouds at and above sunset position. By Saudi UQ calendar its the 30th of Muharram today so tomorrow will be [their] 1st”.


United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 20 October 2017, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York 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 totally cloudy in York, hilal not seen”.


Crawley

Not seen after sunset: On 20 October 2017, ICOUK member Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed from Crawley City in the West Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Razmy Nazeer Mohamed commented: “Sky was thick and moving cloud, my self and Br Imran 
could not seen the moon around 40 minutes of observation 
After sunset”.


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 20 October 2017, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The 3 of us attempted to sight the crescent from the rooftop if Croydon Masjid from the higher elevated platform where stands the enigmatic minaret. We were the very powerful binoculars. We did not see the Hilal with the naked eye. The observers include Mufti Yusuf Danka, Ustadh Abdul Mukith and myself, Sulaiman Gani”.


21 October 2017
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 21 October 2017, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easily seen by the naked eye. The crescent was visible for over 1hr”.


United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 21 October 2017, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York 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 totally cloudy and raining in York today so hilal not seen”.


Announcement for start of Safar 1439 AH

On Friday 20th October 2017 (29th Muharram 1439 AH) the Hilal of Safar 1439 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry of positive sighting by fax.

Therefore, the month of Muharram 1439 AH will have 29-days and the month of Safar 1439 AH will start from Saturday 21st October 2017, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban.