Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 2 January 2022 at 18:33 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region (or anywhere in the whole world) on that date. However, on 3 January 2022  the moon will be easily visible in the UK to Morocco region (and in almost all countries of the world). Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Akhira is likely to start from 4 January 2022, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH on 3 - 4 January 2022 (29th Jumada Al-Ula & the 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-Akhira 1443 AH

03 January 2022
United Kingdom

Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 03 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester 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 Juned Patel commented: “I attempted to capture the crescent this evening using a telescope but could not see it. [Submitted on 4/1/2022 - Admin]”.


Lewisham

Not seen after sunset: On 03 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Lewisham City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “It was completely overcast so the Hilal was not seen”.


York

Not seen before sunset: On 03 January 2022, 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: “It was fairly sunny up to half an hour before sunset in York today (3/1/2022), but it became totally cloudy just before sunset, so the moon wasn’t seen (nor any bright stars like Venus). However, since the sunset point was noted today (see photo), we hope to see it easily tomorrow (weather permitting), inshaAllah”.


Caerphilly

Not seen after sunset: On 03 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Owain Omer Williams from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “Stayed out until 17:17, and changed the vantage point on the mountain twice, but the cloud cover was impenetrable. Crescent not sighted”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 03 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The sky was totally cloudy, with no chance of spotting the crescent”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 03 January 2022, 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: “بصعوبة كبيرة جدا رصدت هلال جمادى الآخرة أهله الله علينا باليمن والإيمان والسلامة والإسلام والصحة والعافية ورفع الوباء. كان هذا الهلال من أصعب وأرفع الأهلة التي رصدت طوال تجربتي فالحمد لله الذي مكننا من رصده وتصويره. / Translation: I have spotted the crescent moon of Jumada Al-Akhira with great difficulty. May Allah bless us with peace, faith, safety, Islam, health and wellness, and lifting the epidemic. This crescent moon was one of the most difficult and the highest that was observed throughout my experience. Praise be to Allah, who enabled us to sight it and photograph it”.


Dakhla

Seen after sunset: On 03 January 2022, ICOUK member Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou from Dakhla City in the Region De Oued Eddahab County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: “رغم الغيوم التي تحجب الأفق وبصعوبة بالغة استطعت تصوير هلال جمادى الآخرة من عام 1443 قبل غروبه بقليل. أهله الله عليكم باليمن والبركات / Translation: Despite the clouds obscuring the horizon, and with great difficulty, I was able to photograph the crescent moon of Jumada al-Akhirah 1443, shortly before its setting. May Allah grant us safety and blessings”.


04 January 2022
United Kingdom

Caerphilly

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Owain Omer Williams from Caerphilly City in the Caerphilly County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Owain Omer Williams commented: “Perfection conditions this evening, alhamdulillah. Crescent extremely clear against the blue sky”.


Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Abdullah Ahmed commented: “Alhamdulillah today the horizon was clear and I with my two sons easily saw the Hilal crescent moon from Scarr End Lane, Dewsbury”.


Forest Gate

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Yakub Atkins from Forest Gate City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yakub Atkins commented: “Partially cloudy sky but seen clearly with the naked eye by myself”.


Saltburn by the Sea

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Lucy Hoyle-aziz from Saltburn by the Sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn by the Sea City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “New location positive sighting at Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea. Sunset 3.53 pm and moonset 5.50 pm. Observation with naked eyes at 4.02 pm with Sr Lucy, Sr Julie, 2 non-Muslim ladies and 4 children. First photo was taken at 4.02 pm and the second photo at 4.59 pm with iPhone 12 mini”.


Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Brotton)

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Brotton) City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: “The crescent was easily seen after sunset in a clear sky”.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel 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 Juned Patel commented: “Alhamdulillah. I spotted the crescent this evening with my 2 daughters and 4 other members who joined me from Blackburn [photos added on 9/1/2022 - Admin]”.


Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Cradley Heath

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, 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 was dropping children to the Mosque for the Quran reading class, starting at 4:30 pm. I have seen the moon and the children saw the moon”.


Leeds

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Shakil Qureshi from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “I spotted the crescent almost immediately after the sun disappeared beneath the horizon”.


Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Hafiz Nasir Sharif from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Nasir Sharif commented: “Hilal was seen easily [submitted on 5/1/2022 - Admin]”.


Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Nuneaton

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Yasin Akil from Nuneaton City in the Warwickshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Cardiff

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Amanda Morris from Cardiff City in the Wales County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, 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.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Very easy sighting today [Sumbitted on 5/1/2022 - Admin]”.


Brentwood

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, 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.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “Cloudy sky, but the moon was spotted with the naked eye”.


Salford

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Dr Usman Bhatty from Salford City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


York

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, 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 and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was cloudy forecast after sunset in York today (4/1/2022), but the moon was quite far away from the sun (Elongation = 27 deg) and at fairly high in the sky (Altitude = 9 deg) at sunset, so it was easily seen by the naked eye at 4:06 pm (Alhamdulillah), even though the photos were taken about 15 mins later (after the change of camera battery). Many other UK locations have also seen the moon, MashaAllah. This was a very important sighting for the UK as it precedes consecutive 29th-day sightings in a row, to avoid the potential of a 28th day next month”.


Middlesbrough

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir from Middlesbrough City in the Teesside County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Nicola Hunt-Bashir commented: “Clear sky, crescent sighted around 4 pm and waited for the sky to darken to get a clear photo”.


Edinburgh

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Clear sighting with the naked eye”.


Dagenham

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Mushiirah Kausmally from Dagenham City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 04 January 2022, ICOUK member Ms Shuhena Islam from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shuhena  Islam commented: “Seen Hilal once clouds moved and the sky darkened a little more. Around 44 mins after sunset”.


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH

On Monday 3rd January 2022 (29th Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 was not sighted in the UK but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1443 AH will have 29-days and the month of Jumada Al-Akhira 1443 AH will start from Tuesday 4th January 2022, InShaAllah. [Note: Trial Testimonies for UK-only moon sighting will be conducted on Tuesday 4/1/2022 8:30 PM, 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).