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)?hmnao logo

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 Sightingweather symbol
Did 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)
Comparison UK Morocco1442a 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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Ramadan 1442
( Apr 2021 / May 2021 )
 - - -1 142 153 164 17
5 186 197 208 219 2210 2311 24
12 2513 2614 2715 2816 2917 3018 1 May
19 220 321 422 523 624 725 8
26 927 1028 1129 121 132 143 15


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