Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Ula 1441 shows that moon will be born on 26 December 2019 at 05:13 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 27 December 2019 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and all other countries of the world. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Ula is most likely to start from 28 December 2019, InShaAllah. Note that there will be a solar eclipse on 26 December 2019 across Middle East/Southern Africa and a lunar eclipse on 10 - 11 January 2020 across Europe/Africa to Far East.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH on 26 - 27 December 2019 (29th Rabi-ul Thani & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH

26 December 2019
United Kingdom

Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “Total cloud cover”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, 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 today and most of the UK too, so the moon was not sighted. 

There was a solar eclipse earlier today from the Far East, Asia to the Middle East where thousands  of people saw the birth of the moon (New Moon Conjunction) with the human eye, which means the moon is in the invisible phase (mahaq) so it cannot be seen anywhere in the same evening. 

The makers of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar (KACST) also state it doesn't match the visibility of the moon, so we humbly advise all the UK mosque calendar makers to use a predicted visibility (Imkan Al-Ruyat) based calendar instead  (to avoid potential conflicts with planning for Ramadan/Eid). JazakAllah”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Edinburgh County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Dr Rahail Chohan commented: “Totally cloudy in Edinburgh”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Rashid Brora from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Nador

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Orietal County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 26 December 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir 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: “The sky on the western horizon was clear with some patchy clouds.  I only could see Venus and no crescent was seen on this day when solar eclipse was seen after fajr prayers around 7am”.


27 December 2019
United Kingdom

Sheffield

Not seen before sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Hussain from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasir Hussain commented: “Too cloudy, no visibility whatsoever therefore did not wait until after sunset”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, 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 again in York today, unfortunately. It seems the weather forecasts for the rest of the UK are cloudy too. Many thanks to all our ICOUK members for making the efforts to go out looking for the Hilal. We hope to have better luck next month (Sun 26/1/2020), inshaAllah ”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Solid cloud across the western sky and light rain. Negative sighting”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Rashid Brora from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


St Agnes

Not seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from St Agnes City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “A group of 8-10 of us attempted to sight the crescent moon from St Agnes in Cornwall, facing the Atlantic ocean. We came to the location before sunset. After sunset [it] became cloudy. We were unable to sight the crescent moon. [See Facebook live video here - Admin]”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Dr Rahail Chohan from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


St Agnes

Not seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from St Agnes City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: “Could not see it due to density of the clouds”.


Saudi Arabia

Qooz

Seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Qooz City in the Makkah County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easily seen by the naked eye from a city called Qooz, South of Jeddah by 400 km”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 27 December 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


28 December 2019
United Kingdom

York

Seen after sunset: On 28 December 2019, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “The crescent moon of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 was easily seen in many places today (28/12/2019). Unfortunately, most of the UK was totally cloudy yesterday otherwise we could have seen it”.


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH

On Thursday 26th December 2019 (29th Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1441 AH will start from Saturday 28th December 2019, InShaAllah.

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).