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Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan 2016

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon in June 2016 and the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan 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 entry **:** indicates the setting phenomenon takes place the following day. The instant of new Moon takes place at June 5th 2016 at 03:00 UT / 04:00 BST. No naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon will take place on Sunday June 5th 2016 from the Middle East, North Africa or the United Kingdom. Observers in all of these regions should make a sighting of the new crescent moon on Monday June 6th weather permitting.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationSunday
5th June
Monday
6th June
Tuesday
7th June
Wednesday
8th June
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not visibleEasily Visible
SS: 19:01
MS: 20:23
Easily visible
SS: 19:02
MS: 21:18
Easily visible
SS: 19:02
MS: 22:09
Rabat
Times in WET
i.e. GMT+0hr
Not visibleEasily Visible
SS: 19:37
MS: 20:59
Easily visible
SS: 19:37
MS: 21:53
Easily visible
SS: 19:38
MS: 22:40
London Not visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:14
MS: 22:20
Easily Visible
SS: 21:14
MS: 23:09
Easily visible
SS: 21:15
MS: 23:50
Cardiff Not visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:26
MS: 22:33
Easily Visible
SS: 21:26
MS: 23:22
Easily visible
SS: 21:27
MS: **:**
Birmingham Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:26
MS: 22:31
Easily Visible
SS: 21:27
MS: 23:20
Easily visible
SS: 21:28
MS: **:**
Leicester Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:24
MS: 22:29
Easily Visible
SS: 21:25
MS: 23:18
Easily visible
SS: 21:26
MS: 23:57
Sheffield Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 22:33
Easily Visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 23:22
Easily visible
SS: 21:31
MS: **:**
Manchester Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 22:37
Easily Visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 23:26
Easily visible
SS: 21:35
MS: **:**
Bradford Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 22:36
Easily Visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 23:25
Easily visible
SS: 21:35
MS: **:**
Leeds Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 22:35
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 23:24
Easily visible
SS: 21:34
MS: **:**
Belfast Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:55
MS: 22:57
Easily Visible
SS: 21:56
MS: 23:45
Easily visible
SS: 21:57
MS: **:**
Newcastle Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 22:41
Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:29
Easily visible
SS: 21:42
MS: **:**
Glasgow Not visibleEasily visible
SS: 21:57
MS: 22:56
Easily Visible
SS: 21:58
MS: 23:44
Easily visible
SS: 21:59
MS: **:**

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the June 2016 New Moon

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1 — Sunday June 5th 2016: In the light brown-shaded area the Moon sets before the Sun covering the northern Pacific region, Japan, northern Asia, the northern half of Europe including northern Scotland. A telescopic sighting of the new crescent moon is possible from as far east as eastern parts of South Africa and Mozambique followed later in the day by parts of central Africa. The first visibility of the crescent moon with the naked eye under excellent conditions may come from as far east as the eastern parts of South America followed by the Caribbean region and Central America later in the day. Easier sightings of the crescent moon later in the day should come from north-western parts of South America and the eastern half of the Pacific Basin.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 5th 2016

2 — Monday June 6th 2016: Easy sightings of the new crescent moon should be possible from most of the world with the possible exceptions of Scandinavia and northern parts of Russia.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 6th 2016

3 — Tuesday June 7th 2016: The crescent moon should be easily visible to the naked eye worldwide including Scandinavia and northern parts of Russia.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 7th 2016

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