Seeks to provide clarity on Islamic dates and the sighting of the moon within Europe.

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Awwal 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 14 December 2020 at 4.17pm. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Tuesday 15 December for London is as follows: Sunset: 3.54 pm Moonset: 4.34pm Crescent age: 23 hours 37 minutes Moon lag time: 41 minutes Crescent altitude: 4.06 degrees Crescent […]

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Aakher 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 5am. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Thursday 14 January 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 4.20pm Moonset 5.41 pm Crescent age 35 hours 29 minutes Moon lag time 1 hour 11 minutes Crescent elongation […]

Hilal Statement – Rajab 1442 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 11 February 2021 at 7.07pm. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 12 February 2021 for London is as follows: Sunset 5.11pm Moonset 5.52pm Crescent age 22 hours 5 minutes Moon lag time 41 minutes Crescent elongation 11.39 degrees Crescent altitude 4.47 degrees The crescent is unlikely to […]

Hilal Statement – Shaaban 1442 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 10.30am. The crescent cannot be seen on this day.   The calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday 14 March 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 6.04pm Moonset 7.12 pm Crescent age 31 hours 43 minutes Moon lag time 1 hour 9 minutes […]

Hilal Statement – Shahr Ramadhan 1442 AH

Guidance received from Najaf will InshaAllah be published on Monday 12 April 2021 after Maghrib.   Nonetheless, our calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 12 April 2021 (29 Sha’ban 1442AH) for London is as follows:   Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 12 April 2021 at 3:30am Sunset 7:53pm Moonset 8:18pm Crescent age 16 hours […]

Hilal Statement – Shawwal 1442 AH

Guidance received from Najaf will InshaAllah be published on Wednesday 12 May 2021 after Maghrib   The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 12 May 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 8:42pm Crescent age 24 hours 42 minutes Moonset 9:35pm Time duration 54 minutes Crescent altitude 6.19 degrees Crescent elongation 10.32 degrees   […]

Hilal Statement – Zilqaad 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 10 June 2021 at 11.54 am. The crescent will not be visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 11 June 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 9.17pm Moonset 10.38pm Crescent age 33 hours 25 minutes Time duration 1 hour 20 minutes Crescent Elongation […]

Partial solar eclipse – Thursday 10 June 2021

There will be a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 10 June 2021. The eclipse will be visible in most of Europe.   Eclipse Timings for your location can be found on timeanddate.com   For London, the eclipse times are as follows 10.08am. Partial eclipse starts 11.13 am. Maximum eclipse 12.22pm Eclipse ends.   It is […]

Hilal Statement – Zilhajj 1442AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday 10 July 2021 at 2.18am The calculations for crescent visibility on 10 July 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 9.16pm Moonset 10.06pm Time duration 51 minutes Crescent age 18 hours 59 minutes Crescent elongation 9.12 degrees Crescent altitude  5.33 degrees The crescent is not visible with naked […]

Hilal Statement – Muharram 1443 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 8 August 2021 at 2:51 pm.  The crescent will not be visible on this day.   The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 9 August 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 8:34pm Moonset 9:32pm Crescent age 29 hours 44 minutes Moon lag time 58 minutes Crescent altitude 7.40 degrees […]

Hilal Statement – Safar 1443 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 1:53am The calculations for crescent visibility on on 7 September 2021 for London is as follows:   Sunset 7:33am Moonset 8:13pm Crescent age 17 hours 42 minutes Time duration 40 minutes Crescent elongation 10 degrees Crescent altitude 5.34 degrees   The crescent is not […]

Hilal Statement – Rabi ul Awwal 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 12.06 pm.  The crescent cannot be seen on this day.   The calculations for crescent visibility on Thursday 7 October 2021 for London is as follows Sunset 6.25pm Moonset 7.07pm Crescent age 30 hours 19 minutes Time duration 42 minutes Crescent elongation 17 degrees […]

Hilal Statement – Rabi ul Aakher 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 9:16pm. The calculations for crescent visibility for London on Friday 5 November 2021 is as follows:   Sunset 4:26 pm Moonset 4:51 pm Crescent age 19 hours 12 minutes Time duration 25 minutes Crescent elongation 10.54 degrees Crescent altitude 2.34 degrees   The crescent […]

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Awwal 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday 4 December 2021 at 7:44am. Sighting is not possible on this dayThe calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday 5 December 2021 for London is as follows:Sunset 3:53 pmMoonset 4:42 pmTime duration 49 minutesCrescent age 32 hours 10 minutesCrescent elongation 18.56 degreesCrescent altitude 4.03 degreesSighting is possible on this […]

Hilal Statement – Jamadil Aakher 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 2 January 2022 at 6.35 pm. The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 3 January 2022 for London is as follows Sunset 4.05pmCrescent age 21 hours 30 minutes Moonset 4.38pmTime duration 33 minutes Crescent elongation 12.58 degrees Crescent altitude 2.49 degrees Sighting is not possible on  3 January […]

Hilal Statement – Rajab 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 5.47a.m. The crescent cannot be seen on this day The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 2 February 2022 for London is as follows Sunset 4.52pmMoonset 6.24 pmCrescent age 35 hours 6 minutes Time duration 1 hour 32 minutesCrescent elongation 19.42 degreesCrescent altitude 10.34 […]

Hilal Statement – Sha’ban 1443AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 5.36pm.  The crescent is not visible on this day.The calculations for crescent visibility on Thursday 3 March 2022 for London is as follows:Sunset   5.44pmMoonset. 6.41 pmCrescent age 24 hours 10 minutes Time duration 57 minutesCrescent elongation 12.56 degrees Crescent altitude 7.20 degrees Sighting is […]

Hilal Statement – Sha’ban 1443AH

There were no confirmed sightings of the crescent on Thursday 3 March 2022.  1st Sha’ban 1443AH will thus  be on Saturday 5 March 2022 in Europe

Hilal Statement – Ramadhan 1443AH – Update From Najaf

Guidance on the sighting of the moon

Shawwal Moon Crescent 1443

According to the announcement from the office of H. E. Ayatullah Sistani (long may he live) in the holy city of Najaf,Monday, 2 May is the last day of the holy month of Ramadhan in the United Kingdom, European, Scandinavian countries and the Middle East. The first day of Shawaal will be on Tuesday, 3 […]

Notice of the total lunar eclipse on Monday, 16 May 2022

There will be a total lunar eclipse in Europe on Monday, 16 May 2022. For London, the timings for Namaaze Ayat is between 3.27am and 5.07am. For timings in your area, please visit timeanddate.com

Zilqaad Moon Crescent 1443

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 30 May 2022 at 12.31 pm. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Tuesday 31 May 2022 for London is as follows :Sunset 9.07pmMoonset 10.38pmCrescent age 32 hours 37 minutes Time duration 1 hour 31 minutes Crescent elongation 14.27 degrees Crescent […]

Zilhajj Moon Crescent 1433

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 3.53 a.m. The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 29 June 2022 for London is as follows Sunset – 9.22 pm Moonset – 10.18pm Crescent age – 17 hours 30 minutes Time duration – 56 minutes Crescent elongation – 8.14 degrees Crescent altitude – 5.46 degrees […]

Muharram 1444 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 28 July 2022 at 6.56pm. The crescent cannot be seen on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 29 July 2022 for London is as follows Sunset 8.54 pm Moonset 9.51pm Crescent age 25 hours 59 minutes Time duration 59 minutes Crescent elongation 12.25 degrees Crescent […]

Muharram Moon Crescent Update 🌙

Please note that based on Ayatullah Sistani’s recommendation, to preserve unity and brotherhood, we will commemorate Ashura Day with the majority in Europe. This may mean a day earlier than published in our calendar. We will confirm once information on crescent sightings have been verified.

Safar 1444 AH Moon Crescent

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 9.18am. The crescent is not visible on this day. The calculations for crescent visibility on Sunday, 28 August 2022 is as follows: Sunset 7.56 pm Moonset 8.45 pm Crescent age 34 hours 39 minutes Time duration 49 minutes Crescent elongation 16.44 degrees Crescent altitude […]

Rabi ul Awwal 1444AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 10.56 pm The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday, 26 September 2022 is as follows Sunset 6.50pm Moonset 7.17pm Crescent age 19 hours 54 minutes Time duration 27 minutes Crescent elongation 9.57 degrees Crescent altitude 3.33 degrees Visibility test parameter 0.500 (F) Sighting is […]

Partial eclipse – Tuesday, 25 October 2022

There will be a partial eclipse in Europe on Tuesday, 25 October 2022. For London, the eclipse will start at 10.08am and end at 11.51am. The maximum eclipse will be at 10.59 am. Namaze Ayat is wajib to be prayed in this instance and can be prayed between the start and the end of the […]

Jamadil Awwal 1444AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at 10.58 pm. Sighting is not possible on this day. Based on the calculations for crescent visibility on Friday, 25 November 2022 for London, sighting is possible on this day. 1 st Jamadil Awwal 1444AH will InshaAllah be on Saturday, 26 November 2022 in Europe.