Crescent Moon Visibility of Safar 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Safar 1442 shows that moon will be born on 17 September 2020 at 11:00 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 18 September 2020 the moon will be easily visible in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Safar is most likely to start from 19 September 2020, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Safar 1442 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Safar 1442 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Safar 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Safar 1442 AH on 18 September 2020 (29th Muharram) 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 Safar 1442 AH

18 September 2020
United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Eng Aamir Sharif from Newcastle upon Tyne City in the Northumberland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Aamir Sharif commented: “No optical device to aid observation”.


Croydon (Norbury)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Norbury) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The 2 of us attempted to sight the moon. We could not sight it with naked eye.  I arrived at the location in Norbury Park Hill 15 minutes before sunset”.


Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Norbury) City in the London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “Not seen partly cloudy”.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Seen via binoculars first by 4 of us, then 3 of us saw with naked eyes as well. A second group in Blackburn also saw with naked eyes [Alhamdulillah]”.


Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ahmed Makda from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ahmed Makda commented: “Alhamdulillah, I visually sighted the new crescent [moon] of Safar 1442 with the naked eye. We came out to Belthorn, a village just outside Blackburn. I spotted the hilaal on Jackson Heights Road”.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Dr Abid Hussain 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.

Dr Abid Hussain commented: “It was very cloudy. I did not seen the hilal”.


London (Hackney)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Abubaker Sayed from London (Hackney) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abubaker Sayed commented: “The 4 of us went to sight the moon. We failed to sight the moon due to dense clouds”.


Leeds

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Nasir Sharif from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Nuneaton

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ali Khan from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ali Khan commented: “Not seen. Need to find higher location”.


Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yasin Akil commented: “Negative sighting. [Submitted on 19/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “I, Juned Patel, sighted the crescent moon (Hilal) of Safar 1442; today on Friday, 18th of September 2020 (29 Muharram 1442 AH); from location Belmont Rd, Rivington, Bolton, UK. The Crescent moon was sighted with a naked eye at 19:33. There were a total of 10 people from Bolton Moonsighting Group all together and everyone witnessed the crescent moon, Alhamdulillah. I must say the moon was extremely faint and could barely seen it”.


Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “Group of 8 people including my 13 year old son successfully sighted the crescent with optical aid as well as by naked eyes [Alhamdulillah]”.


Swindon

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Atiff Ghafar from Swindon City in the Wiltshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Atiff Ghafar commented: “Cloudy weather condition made for a very difficult sighting but seen very thinly in between the clouds. Very hard to capture on my phone and DSLR camera, using a Canon EOS 650D 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Negative sighting. Sunset 7.12pm. Moonset at 8.05pm. Photos taken using iPhone 7 at 6.42pm before sunset and 7.35pm after sunset. Observation using naked eye until moonset time”.


Glasgow

Not seen before sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Akbar Ali Siddique from Glasgow City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akbar Ali Siddique commented: “It was clear sky to start of with but then slightly cloudy but no moon was seen”.


Walsall

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Umar Hussain from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Umar Hussain commented: “We saw with naked eye first and confirmed by another brother via binoculars. [Submitted on 19/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Sajid Ravat from Walsall City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Hafiz Sajid Ravat commented: “The Hilal was easily seen with a a pair of binoculars (Celestron Skymaster 25x70 on a Tripod). [Sumbitted on 20/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Aberdeen (Westhill)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shaheeda Shaikh from Aberdeen (Westhill) City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shaheeda Shaikh commented: “I went to the West Hill area but unfortunately due to heavy cloud I could not see the hilal”.


Salisbury

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Salisbury City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “Cloudy weather made it impossible to see the moon [Submitted on 19/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Cardiff

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “The crescent moon was not seen from my garden where I attempted to sight it”.


Dundee

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Haroon Bashir Chohan from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Haroon Bashir Chohan commented: “Negative sighting from Dundee Law”.


Leeds (Eccup)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Halima Nawaz from Leeds (Eccup) City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Halima Nawaz commented: “Unfortunately complete cloud cover over the sky where the new crescent moon could have been sighted. Stayed from sunset until moonset at 20:08 and then called it a night”.


London (Chingford)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Asif Nawab from London (Chingford) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Asif Nawab commented: “Observed from before sunset until 8pm. Other moonsighters who had telescope and binoculars were unable to see either. [Submitted on 20/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Lytham St Annes

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mushahid Khan from Lytham St Annes City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mushahid Khan commented: “Myself and Hafiz Sajid from Preston saw the new crescent Moon of Safar 1442 via binoculars at exactly 7:30 and then saw it with the naked eye at 7:35. Three other brothers who went Lytham also spotted the crescent moon, Alhamdulillah. [Submitted on 20/9/2020; see a short video: https://youtu.be/KJqGMnvIf5I - Admin]”.


Castle Donington

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Riyaz Bhikha from Castle Donington City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Riyaz Bhikha commented: “Moon not seen from East Midlands Airport (Castle Donington). [Submitted on 21/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Great Yarmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Sajjad Ayub from Great Yarmouth City in the Norfolk County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajjad Ayub commented: “Hilal not seen. [Submitted on 24/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Helston

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Helston 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: “No chance as we observed and it's very cloudy we will try again tomorrow”.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Band of clouds before and after sunset. The Hilal has not been spottet in Brentwood”.


London (Wanstead)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Wanstead) City in the United Kingdom County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Partially Cloudy along the horizon remained throughout prior to sunset aswell as After. Negative sighting of the new cresent.Unfortunately the clouds were covering only that part of the sky ( sunset / moon set ) location; the rest of the sky was clear . Chances may be better else where in UK . Pictures taken with IPhone 7”.


Sheffield

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasir Hussain from Sheffield City in the South Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Nasir Hussain commented: “Conditions were good before sunset but suddenly got cloudy. Unfortunately did not observe the hilal. Pics are at sunset and also 30 mins after sunset”.


Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Azhara Miller from Sheffield City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Azhara Miller commented: “Partly cloudy so negative sighting from Parkwood Springs”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Iqbal Sharif from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “After a clear sunny day, cloud moved in where the new crescent was expected to be, so no sighting possible”.


Huddersfield

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ibrahim George from Huddersfield City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ibrahim George commented: “Partial cloud cover with wind blowing more clouds towards horizon”.


High Wycombe

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Ismat Shahzad from High Wycombe City in the Buckinghamshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Glasgow

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Maulana Mohammed Zaid Ikram from Glasgow City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Maulana Mohammed Zaid Ikram commented: “Sighting was attempted however was negative due to part clouds”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was partly cloudy before sunset but became totally cloudy after sunset where the moon was expected to be seen. However, many other places in the UK have seen the moon, Alhmadulillah”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Location of Cresent was covered with clouds resulting in a negative sighting”.


Edinburgh

Not seen before sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “It was a generally clear sky with patches off cloud. However, there was a patch of cloud where we would expect to see the crescent”.


London (Dagenham)

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Imam Sabri Alabri from London (Dagenham) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Imam Sabri Alabri commented: “It was cloudy”.


Spain

Melilla

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Rachid El Aouni from Melilla City in the Malaga County (Spain) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Rachid El Aouni commented: “Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah. I saw Hilal of Safar from Melilla, Spain. [visiting from Morocco]”.


Jersey

Corbiere

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Corbiere City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Too cloudy high stratus covering most of the sky. Only break in the cloud was to the NW”.


Morocco

Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Hilal Safar 1442 was seen on Friday evening, Muharram 29, 1442 AH, corresponding to 18 September 2020 AD, with the grace of Allah, from Tangiers in the Kingdom of Morocco”.


Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, 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.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “Hilal was easily seen. [Submitted 24/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Crescent moon was seen in Abha. Image taken by a friend. I was at three sea.although I could see the sunset but crescent want seen due to haze., mist and clouds”.


Turkey

Yalova

Not seen after sunset: On 18 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Yalova City in the Yalova Province County (Turkey) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “Ich habe das erste mal versucht aus Metiner Heimtstadt(yalova) die Mondsichel zu sichten. Leider habe ıch kein erfolg gehabt. Vielleicht klappt eş das naechste mal, inschaAllah. Translation: I tried the first time to see the crescent moon from Metin hometown (Yalova). Unfortunately, I have not had any success. Maybe it will work next time, inschaAllah. [visiting from Germany]”.


19 September 2020
United Kingdom

Manchester (Whitefield)

Seen before sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Ruhail Ahmad from Manchester (Whitefield) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Ruhail  Ahmad commented: “Seen at 19:09, picture taken straight away”.


Leeds (Morely)

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Aqeel Saddiq from Leeds (Morely) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Aqeel Saddiq commented: “New Crescent clearly seen [first] a good 20 minutes before sunset. Picture taken at 19:28 around 15 minutes after sunset”.


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Raheel Khan from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Isa Mallick from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Isa Mallick commented: “The hilal was easily seen from Dundee Law. [Submitted on 20/9/2020 - Admin]”.


Cradley Heath

Seen before sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I have seen the moon with my son at 6:59pm.The moon was seen at my back garden. Sunset time at my location was 7:13pm. I have observed it for 10 minutes ust before Maghrib prayer time”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “The crescent moon was easily sighted in Bolton”.


Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Brentwood

Seen before sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “The hilal was seen before sunset, with the naked eye”.


Sheffield

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Azhara Miller from Sheffield City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Azhara Miller commented: “Positive sighting from Parkwood Springs ”.


London (Leyton)

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London (Leyton) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Alhamdulillah, a positive sighting about 10 min after sunset. Seen with binoculars and naked eye”.


London (Wanstead)

Not seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tajammul Ali from London (Wanstead) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Tajammul Ali commented: “Negative sighting at Wanstead Flats. Partially cloudy. Got there around 7.30pm stayed till 8.05pm. Similar conditions to yesterday”.


York

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, 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 Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Once again it was totally cloudy near sunset point, but I was able to see the Hilal for few seconds at 19:27 BST (using binoculars)  but the dark clouds covered it very quickly before I could take a photo of the Hilal. The white circle in the attached photo (after sunset) shows where the Hilal was seen”.


Edinburgh

Not seen before sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “No sighting.  Sparse cloud.  Relatively clear sky”.


Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Dr Thron Miah from Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Area in which crescent  should have been visible was totally cover by clouds. Hence Negative sighting”.


Pembrokeshire

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Victoria McAndrew from Pembrokeshire City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Victoria McAndrew commented: “A cloudy evening but alhamdulillah a parting of the clouds for a few minutes allowed the moon to be seen [from Near Crymych]”.


Derby

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Shaykh Muhammed Patel from Derby City in the Derbyshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Muhammed Patel commented: “Spotted the crescent clearly visible in the horizon while driving south on M1 through Derbyshire”.


Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Sunset 7.10 pm and moonset at 8.21 pm. Negative sighting with naked eye. Photos taken with iPhone 7 before and after sunset at 7.01 pm and 7.46 pm”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “I could not observe the crescent due to low clouds even though some clouds were moving”.


Bradford

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Ms Halima Nawaz from Bradford City in the Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Halima Nawaz commented: “I missed sunset and was in a different location to where I usually sight but I managed to see the crescent more clearly tonight and it was peeking through the clouds and the clouds parted to reveal it more completely too. The photograph is poor and grainy but to the naked eye the crescent was very clearly visible tonight in Bradford”.


Jersey

St Helier

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from St Helier City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Partly cloudy sky but seen by 4 brothers briefly before [the crescent] disappearing behind clouds”.


St Saviour

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Mr Mohammed Raiees from St Saviour City in the Channel Islands County (Jersey) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammed Raiees commented: “The crescent moon was easily seen today”.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 19 September 2020, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “The crescent moon was easily seen today from Abha town centre”.


Announcement for start of Safar 1442 AH

On Friday 18th September 2020 (29th Muharram 1442 AH) the Hilal of Safar 1442 was sighted in the UK and Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Muharram 1442 AH will have 29-days and the month of Safar 1442 AH will start from Saturday 19th September 2020, 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).