Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Hijjah 1444 shows that the moon will be born on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible to the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 19 June 2023, it will be easily visible in the UK to Morocco region and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah is most likely to start from 20 June 2023 (so Eid-ul Adha is likely to be on Thursday 29 June 2023), InShaAllah. See also: Significance and Virtues of Dhul Hijjah (first 10 days) | Is Eid-ul Adha Connected with Hajj? | [YouTube]

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH on 18 & 19 June 2023 (29th Dhul Qaidah & the 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 Hijjah 1444 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH

No Announcement 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 Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1444 shows that the moon will be born on 19 May 2023 at 15:53 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 20 May 2023 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 21 May 2023, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH on 20 & 21 May 2023 (29th Shawwal & the 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 1444 AH

Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1444 AH

No Announcement available

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1444 shows that the moon will be born on 20 April 2023 at 04:13 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 21 April 2023, the moon may be easily seen in the UK and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 22 April 2023, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a total solar eclipse on 20 April 2023 across Asia to Australia and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 5 - 6 May 2023 across Europe to Africa.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1444 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1444 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1444 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1444 AH on 20 & 21 April 2023 (29th Ramadan and the 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 Shawwal 1444 AH

Announcement for start of Shawwal 1444 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 Ramadan 1444 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1444 shows that the moon will be born on 21 March 2023 at 17:23 GMT/UT, but will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 22 March 2023, the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, Ramadan is most likely to start from 23 March 2023, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1444 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1444 AH (b)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1444 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1444 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1444 AH on 23 & 24 March 2023 (29th Shaban & the 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 1444 AH

Announcement for start of Ramadan 1444 AH

No Announcement available

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