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Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan 2013

Summary

The visibility of the new crescent moon in July 2013 is shown in the table below. We have included Mecca (with timings in Arabian Standard Time — AST) for reference as a well as a number of cities across the United Kingdom. Times of sunset (SS) and moonset (MS) in British Summer Time are shown where relevant. It is extremely unlikely that any naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon will take place on July 8th and July 9th. For Wales and the majority of England and Northern Ireland, first sighting of the new crescent moon will probably take place on July 10th. For northernmost parts of England and Northern Ireland and Scotland, the first sighting will probably take place the following day on July 11th.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected UK locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
Location8th July9th July10th July11th July
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hrs
Not visibleVisible under excellent conditions
SS: 19:07
MS: 19:49
Easily visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 20:29
Easily visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 21:07
London Not visibleNot VisibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:16
MS: 21:52
Easily visible
SS: 21:15
MS: 22:16
Cardiff Not visibleNot VisibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:28
MS: 22:05
Easily visible
SS: 21:27
MS: 22:28
BirminghamNot visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:28
MS: 22:01
Easily visible
SS: 21:27
MS: 22:24
Leicester Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:26
MS: 21:58
Easily visible
SS: 21:25
MS: 22:21
Sheffield Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 22:02
Easily visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 22:24
ManchesterNot visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:35
MS: 22:05
Easily visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 22:27
Bradford Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:35
MS: 22:04
Easily visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 22:25
Leeds Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 22:03
Easily visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 22:25
Belfast Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:56
MS: 22:23
Easily visible
SS: 21:55
MS: 22:43
Newcastle Not visibleNot visibleVisible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:41
MS: 22:06
Easily visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 22:26
Glasgow Not visibleNot visibleVisible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:58
MS: 22:19
Easily visible
SS: 21:57
MS: 22:39

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the July 2013 New Moon

To download a pdf version of one of the new crescent moon visibility maps, please click on the relevant map.

1 — Monday July 8th 2013: The map shows that in New Zealand and westernmost parts of Polynesia, the old crescent moon is still potentially visible (within the red striped area) i.e. the New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place. The Moon sets before the Sun in Melanesia, the Philippines, India, Asia, North Africa, Europe and the northern half of North America (within the brown shaded area). Under excellent conditions, it is possible that a sighting of the new crescent moon could be made from French Polynesia, the Republic of Kiribati and the Cook Islands on July 8th 2013.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 8th 2013

2 — Tuesday July 9th 2013: The Moon sets before the Sun in northern parts of Russia, Scandinavia, the northern part of the United Kingdom and northern Canada (within the brown shaded area). Sightings of the new crescent moon could be made under excellent conditions from Melanesia, New Zealand and the Philippines on July 9th 2013. Easier sightings should also be possible the same day from Australia, Indonesia, most of Africa and most of the Americas except Canada.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 9th 2013

3 — Wednesday July 10th 2013: The crescent moon should be visible worldwide with the possible exception of northern Russian, northern Europe and the northern half of the United Kingdom on July 10th 2013. These areas will probably make their sightings the following day on Thursday July 11th.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 10th 2013

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