Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 shows that moon will be born on 9 March 2016 at 01:54 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 10 March 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira is most likely to start from 11 March 2016.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Jumada-al Ukhra 1437 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH on 9 March 2016 (29th Jumada Al-Ula) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH

The Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region on Wednesday 9th March 2016 (29th Jumada Al-Ula 1437 AH). We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH will start from Friday 11th March 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months). However, we have been informed that none of the official Hilal Committees have sighted the moon on Wednesday 9/3/2016, either. Note also that there was a total solar eclipse earlier in the day, where millions of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye (without relying on astronomical calculations)!
Crescent Moon Visibility of Rajab 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rajab 1437 shows that moon will be born on 7 April 2016 at 11:23 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 8th April 2016 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. The lunar parameter of the moon on Friday 8th April 2016 at London sunset will be, Age: 31 hrs, Alt: 12°, Elongation: 19°, Illuminated: 2.5%, Lagtime: 90 mins. Hence, the month of Rajab is most likely to start from 9 April 2016, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rajab 1437 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rajab 1437 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rajab 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rajab 1437 AH on 8 April 2016 (29th Jumada Al-Akhira) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. See Also: Significance and Virtues of Rajab

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Rajab 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Rajab 1437 AH

The Hilal of Rajab 1437 was sighted in the UK and in Morocco on Friday 8th April 2016 (29th Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH). We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1437 AH will have 29-days and the month of Rajab 1437 AH will start from Saturday 9th April 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban and Dhul Qaidah. However, we have received confirmation that none of the Saudi Hilal Committees saw the Rajab Hilal on Thursday 7th April 2016 (as per Ummul Qura Calendar), but they did see it the next day, Friday 8th April 2016.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Shaban 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shaban 1437 shows that moon will be born on 6 May 2016 at 19:29 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 7 May 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shaban is most likely to start from 8 May 2016.

Visibility Map for Shaban 1437 AH (b) Visibility Map for Shaban 1437 AH (c)

 
When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shaban 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shaban 1437 AH on 7 May 2016 (29th Rajab) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shaban 1437 AH

 

Announcement for start of Shaban 1437 AH

The Hilal of Shaban 1437 was not sighted in the UK due to clouds, but it was sighted in Morocco on Saturday 7th May 2016 (29th Rajab 1437 AH). We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Rajab 1437 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shaban 1437 AH will start from Sunday 8th May 2016, making 15th Shaban to be on Sunday 22nd May 2016 (i.e. from the night of Saturday 21st May), Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban and Dhul Qaidah.
Crescent Moon Visibility of Ramadan 1437 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Ramadan 1437 shows that moon will be born on 5 June 2016 at 02:59 GMT/UT, but it may not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 6 June 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Ramadan is most likely to start from 7 June 2016.

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1437 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Ramadan 1437 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1437 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Ramadan 1437 AH on 5 June 2016 (29th Shaban) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Ramadan 1437 AH

Announcement for start of Ramadan 1437 AH

On Sunday 5th June 2016 (29th Shaban 1437 AH) the Hilal of Ramadan 1437 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Shaban 1437 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1437 AH will start from Tuesday 7th June 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that none of the official Saudi Hilal Committee astronomers (with telescopes) could see the Hilal on 5th June 2016, but the usual early-sighters from near Riyadh have claimed a sighting.