Notice: Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal on 12 & 13 May 2021, Jzk [Read more]
Notice for Eid ul Fitr/Shawwal 1442 Hilal
On Wednesday 12 May 2021 (29 Ramadan 1442), we are expecting millions of website hits, which may render this website slow/inaccessible for many people (17:00 – 23:00 BST). Therefore, we will post any UK Moon Sighting Results on our Facebook and Twitter pages ASAP after 1 hour of the UK sunset (ie. by 22:00 BST), so please DO NOT re-visit this website until after 12-midnight (to reduce the server load). Apologies for any inconvenience caused. [8/5/2021]
When is Eid-ul Fitr 2021 (Local or Regional Sighting)?
The Shawwal moon will be born on 11 May 2021 at 19:00 GMT, but it may not be visible anywhere in the UK to Morocco region. However, on 12 May 2021, the moon may not be seen in the UK (by the naked eye) but it is likely to be seen in the West African countries, including Morocco (Dakhla). [Read more]
Improvising Weather Forecast for Moon SightingDid you know that cloudiness is a local phenomenon i.e., the whole region is never (or very rarely) cloudy at the same time, such that two locations, 10 – 20 miles apart may have totally different weather conditions (clear and cloudy)? The question arises, how far distance is your horizon so you can estimate the weather forecast more accurately? [Read more]
Why two Eids on consecutive days? by Allamah Khalid Mahmud (1974) [Read more]
Comparison of the UK and Morocco Hilal Sighting Reports (1438 - 1442 AH)Looking at the past few years of observation data, it appears that (1) it is possible to sight the first day’s Hilal on the UK horizon throughout the year (if a real effort is made), (2) attempting to sight the Hilal on 29th day (of Morocco) and the next day, shows that a UK-only criteria will double the number of 29th days sighting (see attached data table).
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