Crescent Moon Visibility of Shaban 1443 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shaban 1443 shows that the moon will be born on 2 March 2022 at 17:35 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 March 2022 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shaban is most likely to start from 4 March 2022, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shaban 1443 AH (b) Visibility Map for Shaban 1443 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shaban 1443 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shaban 1443 AH on 3 - 4 March 2022 (29th Rajab & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] See Also: Significance and Virtues of Shaban

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shaban 1443 AH

03 March 2022
United Kingdom

Croydon (Canterbury Road)

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon (Canterbury Road) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

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


Croydon (Norbury)

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from Croydon (Norbury) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “I came to a new location I scouted on Norbury hill, intersection with Covington way. A clear view of the horizon from the road. However, clouds in the distance prevented any sighting. (There we’re very small breaks in the clouds but not enough to help with sighting)”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, 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 totally cloudy in York today (3/3/2022) all and after sunset too, so the 24 hrs old Shaban 1443 Hilal was not seen at all (HMNAO/Code C). The weather forecast for most of the UK was also totally cloudy/raining, although the South of the UK (Brighton to Cornwall) had a better chance of a challenging sighing (HMNAO/Code B). However, we have not received any positive sighting report so far. Better luck tomorrow, InshaAllah”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “Unfortunately due to total cloudy weather, the hilal was not sighted”.


London (Collier Row)

Not seen before sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Yaqub Hussain from London (Collier Row) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Yaqub Hussain commented: “Two photos were taken without any optical equipments. One photo before sunset (at 17:34) and one photo after sunset (at 18.01). It was cloudy so unable to see the hilal”.


Leicester

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Debar from Leicester City in the Leicestershire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Muhammad Debar commented: “It was extremely cloudy and not much in the sky could be seen”.


Portsmouth

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

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “Too cloudy to see the hilal”.


Maidenhead

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “No moon sighting was attempted, but no sign of it as was very cloudy”.


Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sajid Khan from Maidenhead City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sajid Khan commented: “No moon sighting was attempted as was very cloudy”.


Cambridge

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Ms Hamdah Qalib from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Hamdah Qalib commented: “Crescent was not seen but it was very cloudy. We (3 people) observed before and after sunset”.


London (Leyton)

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, 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.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Negative. Mostly solid cloud with some small gaps. But could not see the new crescent”.


Skelton Green

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Ms Julie Breen from Skelton Green City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Julie Breen commented: “It was totally overcast, no clear sky visible”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sameer Ali commented: “Total cloud cover”.


Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “It was totally cloudy foggy and raining. I could not see the crescent this evening”.


Saltburn by the Sea

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Saltburn by the Sea 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: “New location sighting at Cleveland view, Skelton, Saltburn by the Sea. Negative sighting with Sr Lucy and Sr Julie, 3 non-Muslim adults and 7 children. Complete cloud cover. Sunset 17:44 and moonset 18:41. Photos were taken 17:17 before sunset and second photo at 18:14 using iPhone 12 mini”.


UK-wide

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from UK-wide City in the British Isles County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “This is a combined report from multiple locations. The New Crescent Society conducted live-streamed moon sightings, but the Hilal was not seen anywhere. We had people looking in Cornwall, Gloucester, Cardiff, Pembrokeshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Croydon, Northala, Jersey, Norwich, Norfolk, Leicester, Northampton, Birmingham, Nuneaton, Bolton, Blackburn, Nelson, York, Dewsbury, Teesside, Dundee and others”.


Caerphilly

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

Mr Shakil Qureshi commented: “I arrived at the location before sunset and stayed until after moonset hoping that there would be a break in the clouds but unfortunately, it wasn't so. The weather was terrible  it was constant rain and 100% cloud cover. In Sha Allah I will see the Hilal next month”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Very dark clouds”.


Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Hidayatullah Patel commented: “Totally cloudy and foggy as well (submitted on 5/3/2022 - Admin)”.


Dewsbury

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Abdullah Ahmed commented: “Very Cloudy, Negative sighting from Scarr End Lane, Dewsbury [Submitted on 26/3/2022 - Admin]”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 03 March 2022, 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.


04 March 2022
United Kingdom

York

Not seen after sunset: On 04 March 2022, 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: “Once again, it was totally cloudy in York today (4/3/2022), but there was a small hope of a cloud break as the wind was moving it towards the position of the moon after sunset, but the cloud break closed up so the moon was not seen. However, other places in the UK have seen it, Alhamdulillah”.


High Wycombe

Seen after sunset: On 04 March 2022, 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 Seen by Naked-eye.


Portsmouth

Seen after sunset: On 04 March 2022, ICOUK member Ms Rahma Alfarsy from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Ms Rahma Alfarsy commented: “We, 2 sisters, clearly saw the hilal from the beginning of maghrib till over one hour later”.


Middlesbrough

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

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Positive sighting of hilal at 18.59 from Middlesbrough Centre. Sunset 17.47 and moonset 20.04. Seen it with my mother and 7-years old son. The first photo was taken at 18.17 after sunset was not hopeful as cloud coverage like yesterday. However, patience and intermittent gaps and the hilal was visible. Taken with iphone12 mini”.


Bracklesham

Seen after sunset: On 04 March 2022, ICOUK member Ms Samira Mian from Bracklesham City in the Sussex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Bolton

Seen after sunset: On 04 March 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: “I saw the crescent at 17.55 it was hidden under the clouds before this time. (Submitted on 5/3/2022 - Admin)”.


Blackburn

Seen after sunset: On 04 March 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: “Easily visible (submitted on 5/3/2022 - Admin)”.


Dewsbury

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

Maulana Abdullah Ahmed commented: “Positive Sighting from Scarr End Lane, Dewsbury [Submitted on 26/3/2022 - Admin]”.


Announcement for start of Shaban 1443 AH

On Thursday 3rd March 2022 (29th Rajab 1443 AH) the Hilal of Shaban 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 Rajab 1443 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shaban 1443 AH will start from Friday 4th March 2022, making 15th Shaban be on Friday 18th March 2022 (i.e. from the night of Thursday 17th March), 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).