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Crescent Moon Visibility of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Jumada Al-Ula 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 13 November 2023 at 09:27 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date. However, on 14 November 2023, the moon may be visible in Morocco, but not in the UK until the next day. Hence, the month of Jumada Al-Ula will most likely start on 15 November 2023 in Morocco and 16 November 2023 in the UK (applying the "30-days complete" rule), InShaAllah. [UK Major Lunar Standstills Q&A]

Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH (c) Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH (b) Visibility Map for Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH (a)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH on 14 - 16 November 2023 (29th Rabi-ul Thani and the next 2 days) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] [Why look for 3 days]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH

ICOUK Moon Report

14 Nov 2023
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Nov 2023, 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 or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "The moon was not seen".


Dewsbury (Moorend)

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Abdullah Ahmed from Dewsbury (Moorend) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Knaresborough

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Knaresborough 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 raining most of today (following Storm Debbie), but it stopped before sunset. I was travelling from Harrogate and stopped in a clear field on the way (York Road, A59) to look for the moon. It was cloudy near sunset point so the moon was not seen".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 14 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "I was at my usual sighting spot. A great view of the western horizon but totally cloudy before sunset and also after sunset which was at 16:14 in Leeds".


15 Nov 2023
United Kingdom

Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Nov 2023, 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 or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: "The clouds prevented the sighting of the moon".


Cambridge

Seen after sunset: On 15 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Cambridge City in the Cambridgeshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Juned Patel commented: "I could see the moon with my naked eye. [Submitted on 16/11/2023 - Admin]".


Leeds (Seacroft)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Maulana Yusuf Mota from Leeds (Seacroft) City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Yusuf Mota commented: "Total cloud in Leeds towards the western horizon. Negative sighting".


Portsmouth

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Mr Mizanul Amin Babar from Portsmouth City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mizanul Amin Babar commented: "Before sunset, the horizon was partly covered by the cloud".


Whitehaven

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Mr Faruq Bilbe from Whitehaven City in the Cumbria County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Rainy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Faruq Bilbe commented: "When I can’t see the sun before it sets, I don’t have much hope of seeing the crescent moon unless the sky clears. This was one of those days when the rain got heavier, and although it was due to stop before moonset, I believe the moon had already dropped behind St Bees's head. I need to find a new location with better views to the south for the winter - in both of my usual towns".


York (New Earswick)

Not seen after sunset: On 15 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York (New Earswick) City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally Cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: "I was planning to travel to a high location with a clear view of the western horizon down to ground level, but unfortunately, the entire Yorkshire region was totally cloudy (as per the UK weather forecast). So, I went to my usual location in York, hoping for a cloud break, but there was no luck. The moon was not seen".


16 Nov 2023
United Kingdom

Knaresborough

Not seen after sunset: On 16 Nov 2023, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Knaresborough 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: "Once again, it was totally cloudy and raining today in Yorkshire, worse than the last 2 days (as per the weather forecast). So, the moon was not seen".


Announcement for start of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH

On Tuesday, 14th November 2023 (29th Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH) the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 was not sighted in the UK (Local). Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH will complete 30 days and the month of Jumada Al-Ula 1445 AH will start on Thursday, 16th November 2023, InShaAllah.

Signed by (Ulama Panel): Maulana Yusuf Mota, Maulana Abdullah Ahmed, Shaykh Suliman Gani. Witnessed by Eng. Qamar Uddin, ICOUK (14/11/2023 19:45 GMT)

Morocco (Regional): the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1445 AH will start on Wednesday, 15th November 2023, InShaAllah. See the report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry (login to view).

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).