Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1440 shows that moon will be born on 1 August 2019 at 03:12 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 2 August 2019 it will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 3 August 2019 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Monday 12 August 2019), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj?

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH on 1 - 2 August 2019 (29th Dhul Qaidah & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

Announcement by the UK Ulama for start of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

No Announcements available

Significance of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days)  
1. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it." (Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 259)
2. Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah). He said, "It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year." (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 260)
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Hijjah on www.spa.gov.sa website
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1440 shows that moon will be born on 3 June 2019 at 10:02 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 4 June 2019 the moon will be easily visible in many countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 5 June 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1440 AH on 4 June 2019 (29th Ramadan) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shawwal 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Shawwal 1440 AH
No announcement available
Note that Saudi Arabia normally make their Shawwal announcement on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1440 shows that moon will be born on 2 July 2019 at 19:16 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 3 July 2019 the moon will be easily visible in Europe/West Africa. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 4 July 2019, InshaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 2 July 2019 across South America.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH on 3 - 4 July 2019 (29th Shawwal & 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 Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1440 AH

No announcement available

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they normally follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1440 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1440 shows that moon will be born on 4 May 2019 at 22:46 GMT/UT, but it may not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date or the next day. However, on 6 May 2019, the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Ramadan is most likely to start from 7 May 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1440 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1440 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1440 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1440 AH on 5 - 6 May 2019 (29th Shaban & 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 1440 AH

Announcement for start of Ramadan 1440 AH

No announcement available

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