York Mosque & Islamic Centre

Rabi-ul-Awwal 1435 – Moonsighting at York

Brothers from York went to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Rabi-ul Awwal at the York Astronomical Society (YAS) Observatory outside York (Rufforth) on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

They were able to sight the Hilal by naked eye soon after sunset (Alhamdulillah), even though the weather was cloudy. Please see the Hilal photo and video below for more details.

If you wish to join the next Hilal observation on Friday 31st January 2014 evening, please let Imam Abid Salik know in advance. May Allah reward you for reviving the Sunnah of moon sighting!