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Crescent Moon Visibility for Eid-al-Fitr 2016

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for July 2016 and the start of the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Fitr is shown in the table below. We have included Mecca (with timings in Arabian Standard Time — AST) and Rabat (with timings in Western European Time — WET) for reference as 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. The instant of new Moon takes place at July 4th 2016 at 11:01 UT / 12:01 BST. No naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon will take place on Monday July 4th from the Middle East, North Africa or the United Kingdom. For those observers in the Middle East and North Africa, a sighting should be possible with the naked eye on Tuesday July 5th. Sightings of the crescent moon should be possible in the United Kingdom on Wednesday July 6th.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationMonday
4th July
Tuesday
5th July
Wednesday
6th July
Thursday
7th July
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not VisibleEasily visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 19:57
Easily visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 20:46
Easily visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 21:31
Rabat
Times in WET
i.e. GMT+0hr
Not VisibleEasily visible
SS: 19:42
MS: 20:30
Easily visible
SS: 19:42
MS: 21:15
Easily visible
SS: 19:42
MS: 21:55
London Not visibleNot Visible
with a small
telescope
Easily visible
SS: 21:18
MS: 22:22
Easily visible
SS: 21:18
MS: 22:53
Cardiff Not visibleNot Visible
with a small
telescope
Easily visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 22:34
Easily visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 23:05
BirminghamNot visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 22:31
Easily visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 23:02
Leicester Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:28
MS: 22:29
Easily visible
SS: 21:28
MS: 22:59
Sheffield Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 22:32
Easily visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 23:02
ManchesterNot visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:38
MS: 22:36
Easily visible
SS: 21:37
MS: 23:06
Bradford Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:38
MS: 22:35
Easily visible
SS: 21:37
MS: 23:04
Leeds Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:37
MS: 22:34
Easily visible
SS: 21:36
MS: 23:03
Belfast Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 22:00
MS: 22:54
Easily visible
SS: 21:59
MS: 23:23
Newcastle Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:45
MS: 22:38
Easily visible
SS: 21:44
MS: 23:06
Glasgow Not visibleNot visibleEasily visible
SS: 22:01
MS: 22:51
Easily visible
SS: 22:01
MS: 23:19

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the July 2016 New Moon

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1 — Monday July 4th 2016: The New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place within the purple diagonal-striped area covering most of Australasia, South-East Asia and Japan. It should also be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun in most of Australasia, Asia, North Africa, Europe and Canada within the light brown-shaded area. A telescopic sighting of the new crescent moon may be possible from the region close to Easter Island. A sighting of the new crescent moon with the naked eye under excellent conditions may be possible from the Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 4th 2016

2 — Tuesday July 5th 2016: The Moon sets before the Sun in northernmost parts of Russia within the light brown-shaded area. Easy sightings of the new crescent moon should be possible from most of Australia, Indonesia, most of India, the Arabian peninsula, Africa and the Americas with the possible exception of Canada.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 05th 2016

3 — Wednesday July 6th 2016: The crescent moon should be easily visible from most of the world including the United Kingdom with the possible exception of north-eastern Russia which may have to wait until Thursday July 7th to make their sighting of the crescent moon.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 6th 2016

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