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

09 March 2016
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 09 March 2016, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I was driving back from another city before sunset and saw the entire western horizon was totally cloudy, so decided to observer from within York after sunset. See attached photo.”.


Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 09 March 2016, ICOUK member Mr Farsan Mansoor from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Farsan Mansoor commented: “We could not sight the moon [as] it was cloudy. I went myself, Farzan Mansoor and Br. Rishard from Leicester”.


Morden

Not seen after sunset: On 09 March 2016, ICOUK member Mr Ayub Kara from Morden City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ayub Kara commented: “Moon not seen, overcast”.


Luton

Not seen after sunset: On 09 March 2016, ICOUK member Dr Mamnunur Rahman Khan from Luton City in the Bedfordshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Mamnunur Rahman Khan commented: “Confirmation of SMS report to ICOUK number.”.


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. 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)!