Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Thani/Akhir 1438 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Thani 1438 shows that moon will be born on 29 December 2016 06:53 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 30 December 2016 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Thani is most likely to start from 31 December 2016, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH on 29 December 2016 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal) 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 Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH

29 December 2016
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 29 December 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: “It was totally cloudy in York and so unable to see the western horizon at all after sunset”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 29 December 2016, ICOUK member Hafiz 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.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not seen by naked eye or by binoculars even though the sky was clear”.


30 December 2016
Saudi Arabia

Darb

Seen after sunset: On 30 December 2016, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Darb City in the Jizan Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Crescent moon was seen at 6pm for about 20min. from AlDarb, a town down the mountain from ABHA KSA. Local sunset and magrib was 5.40pm”.


United Kingdom

York

Seen after sunset: On 30 December 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “On Friday 30th December 2016, the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH was seen with difficulty (due to heavy clouds) from York Astronomical Society, York (UK) after sunset by myself and Br Aqaele Peeroo. The Hilal was over 33 hours old, but it was not seen yesterday when it was 9 hours old. According to Hadith, this is the first day's Hilal even though it may look big, because it was hidden the day before! See a short video report (2 mins) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUrBLJGlsY0”.


London (Mill Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 30 December 2016, ICOUK member Mr Makbul Jaffer from London (Mill Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 30 December 2016, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Sky was covered with thick black clouds. Crescent was not seen”.


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH

On Thursday 29 December 2016 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal 1438 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1438 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry of by fax.

Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1438 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1438 AH will start from Saturday 31 December 2016, Insha-Allah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting annoucement from Safar to Shaban.