Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 shows that moon will be born on 18 November 2017 at 11:42 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 19 November 2017 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal is most likely to start from 20 November 2017, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH on 18 November 2017 (29th Safar) 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 Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH

18 November 2017
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 18 November 2017, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Partly cloudy, Hilal not seen. Most of UK was totally cloudy/raining”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 18 November 2017, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Despite very clear sky we report NO naked eye or binocular sighting. By sunset the moon's age was about 3 hours and it was setting behind sunset by only a few minutes.  For this reason Saudi Ummul Qura calculated calendar makes the 19th Nov as 1st Rabi-ul Awwal 1439. We predict a positive sighting tomorrow, making the 20th Nov to be the actual real 1st of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 in sha Allah”.


19 November 2017
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 19 November 2017, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Abha sunset 5.35pm local time, first saw the crescent via binoculars at 5.52pm  It was easily visible to the naked eye at 5.57pm.  It remained on the mountain horizon til 6.15pm.  See attached photo. by 6pm moon age was about 26-27 hours. By reporting waning report of 17th morning at 6am and today's waxing crescent at 6pm local time, we calculate the hidden phase called mahaq [in Arabic] to be 60 hrs [2.5 days]”.


United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 19 November 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: “I was hoping to easily see the 28 hrs old moon today, but it was totally cloudy in York after sunset”.


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH

On Saturday 18th November 2017 (29th Safar 1439 AH) The Hilal of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry of by fax.

Therefore, the month of Safar 1439 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH will start from Monday 20th November 2017, InShaAllah.

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