Crescent Moon Visibility of Safar 1437 AH
The crescent visibility map below for Safar 1437 shows that moon will be born on 11 November 2015 at 17:47 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 12 November 2015 the moon will be easily visible in many countries of the world. Hence, the month of Safar is most likely to start from 13 November 2015.
When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Safar 1437 AH
Please look for the Hilal of Safar 1437 AH on 12 November 2015 (29th Muharram) 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 Safar 1437 AH
12 November 2015
Not seen after sunset: On 12 November 2015, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.
Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Back-dated report: The Hilal of Safar 1437 AH was not sighted in the UK on Thursday 12th November 2015 (29th Muharram 1437 AH) as many places were cloudy. However, we have received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.”.
Announcement for start of Safar 1437 AH
The Hilal of Safar 1437 was not sighted in the UK, but it was sighted in Morocco on Thursday 12th November 2015 (29th Muharram 1437 AH). We have also received a report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry of positive sighting by fax.
Therefore, the UK Ulama have decided that the month of Muharram 1437 AH will have 29-days and the month of Safar 1437 AH will start from Friday 13th November 2015, Insha-Allah.
Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting annoucement from Safar to Shaban.