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

05 June 2016
United Kingdom

Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “I tried to sight the moon from my hotel room in Kingswinford, Dudley between 21:19 - 21:34, Local sunset timewas 21:26 and moon set time was 21:33. horizon was hazy and partly cloudy. I was unable to sight the moon through Naked Eye as well as through 20x Binoculars.  ”.


Luton

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 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: “No crescent visible from Dunstable Downs, Luton. Visibility conditions cloudy particularly near horizon.”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, 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: “The western horizon was partly cloudy - see photo.”.


Bradford

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Ms Minal Isra from Bradford City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Minal Isra commented: “Sky is clear in Bradford. Can easily see star with naked eye but no moon.”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The 6 of us attempted a sighting from the the 3rd floor of Tooting Islamic Centre. Our view became restricted as we observed from a small window . The horizon seem hazy. We commence our observation from before sunset and continued our observation for at least 10 minutes. The hilal set 8 minutes after sunset in London. It was not sighted”.


Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Yakub Ahmed from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Ahmed commented: “I looked for the Hilal with my daughter from a window in a 6 story high building with clear views over East London on Upton Lane, East London.
Sky slightly hazy. No sighting using naked eye. (I have seen the Hilal before clearly from the same location during summer months from the same location)”.


Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Juned Jabbar from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Jabbar commented: “Clear evening in Hackney but negative sighting. Tried just before and after Maghreb salaah”.


Batley

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Ms Fatema Mulla from Batley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 05 June 2016, ICOUK member Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen even with binoculars”.


06 June 2016
United Kingdom

Hounslow

Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “Very clear. No doubt, it was new crescent of 1st Ramadan”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 06 June 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: “The western horizon was totally cloudy after sunset”.


London

Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Ayub Kara from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ayub Kara commented: “A Salam, The weather was hazy with small pockets of clouds here and there and Hilal was clearly visible with naked eye [in Tooting]. 1st photo Hilal is circled in red, 2nd photo camera attached to binoculars. Ramadan Mubarak to all. waasalam”.


Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The Hilal was easily sighted by the 3 of us and joining us later was Mr John as he was passing by. Pollards Hill in Norbury was a good location. The sky was hazy and dark at the horizon. We were able to see the Hilal above the dark horizon. 

The Hilal was sighted by Ahsan Valimohammed, Abdul Rahman (his son) and Mr John”.


Leicester

Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Farsan Mansoor from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Farsan Mansoor commented: “Alhamdulillah we all (10 of us)  have seen the blessing month of Ramazan moon on 06/06/16 (Monday) - photos are not clear as we took from phones”.


Hastings

Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Ilham Thassim from Hastings City in the East sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ilham Thassim commented: “[Hilal seen by more than two people with naked eye. Photos taken with mobile phones]”.


India

Dist Bharuch, Palej

Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Dist Bharuch, Palej City in the Gujarat County (India) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Monday 6 June 2016 (29 Shaban 1437 AH) between 19.35 to 19.45 UTC ( Local Sunset time was 19.19 UTC & Moonset Time was 20.34 UTC) at 21.921246N 73.078896E Makka Masjid, Main Bazar, Palej, Ta. Cherish, Gujarat, India. We attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hillal) of Ramadan. And the crescent has been sighted at 19.38 Azimuth 285° Altitude +11°, Sky was clear. I have attached images here.”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 06 June 2016, ICOUK member Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easily seen but only after around 20 min from sunset and Magrib Azan. This was a 36 hrs old crescent.”.


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.