Notice: Please look for the Muharram Hilal on 19 Aug 2020, JazakAllah. [Read more]
UK Moon Sighting Locations (1437 – 1441)We are most grateful to all our observers who have made an earnest effort to share their observation results with ICOUK website, which is frequently visited by many UK organisations and Hilal Committees. We have seen a significant increase of observation reports in recent years, due to the unwavering efforts made by many organisations to revive the Sunnah of Moon Sighting in the UK, MashaAllah.The Data Analysis for the past year (1440 to 1441) show that (a) the number of reports has doubled (193 to 434) and (b) the number of locations has increased too (55 to 130). This trend may increase the number of locations next year to 150 (InshaAllah), but a huge campaign will be required to increase it to 200+ with a greater spread in some UK Regions. This is essential to overcome the effect of the adverse weather throughout the year in the British Isles! [View Observation Results]
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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