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Crescent Moon Visibility for Eid-al-Fitr 2018

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for June 2018 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 entry **:** indicates the setting phenomenon takes place the following day. The instant of new Moon takes place on Wednesday June 13th 2018 at 19:43 UT / 20:43 BST. No naked-eye sightings of the new crescent moon are likely to take place on Wednesday June 13th from the Middle East, North Africa or the United Kingdom. For those observers in south-western Saudi Arabia and North Africa, a sighting may be possible with the naked eye under excellent conditions on Thursday June 14th. Easy sightings of the new crescent moon should be possible in the Middle East, North Africa and the United Kingdom on Friday June 15th.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationWednesday
13th June
Thursday
14th June
Friday
15th June
Saturday
16th June
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not VisibleVisible Under Excellent Conditions
SS: 19:04
MS: 19:48
Easily Visible
SS: 19:04
MS: 20:50
Easily Visible
SS: 19:04
MS: 21:48
Rabat
Times in WET
i.e. GMT+0hr
Not VisibleVisible Under Excellent conditions
SS: 19:40
MS: 20:29
Easily Visible
SS: 19:40
MS: 21:30
Easily Visible
SS: 19:41
MS: 22:24
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot VisibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:20
MS: 22:56
Easily Visible
SS: 21:20
MS: 23:44
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot Visible
with a conventional
telescope
Easily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 23:09
Easily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 23:57
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 23:08
Easily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 23:55
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 23:05
Easily Visible
SS: 21:30
MS: 23:52
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:36
MS: 23:11
Easily Visible
SS: 21:37
MS: 23:57
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 23:14
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: **:**
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 23:14
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: **:**
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:39
MS: 23:13
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 23:59
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 22:02
MS: 23:35
Easily Visible
SS: 22:02
MS: **:**
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 21:47
MS: 23:19
Easily Visible
SS: 21:48
MS: **:**
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visibleNot visibleEasily Visible
SS: 22:04
MS: 23:35
Easily Visible
SS: 22:05
MS: **:**

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the June 2018 New Moon

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1) — Wednesday June 13th 2018: The New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place within the purple diagonal-striped area encompassing Australasia, Indonesia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and most of Europe. It should also be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun worldwide with the exception of the south-western United States, Central America, the western Caribbean region, South America and the Eastern Pacific Basin. Telescopic sightings with small, conventional amateur-sized telescopes and the naked eye are extremely unlikely on Wednesday June 13th.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 13th 2018

2) — Thursday June 14th 2018: A telescopic sighting of the new crescent moon with small, conventional, amateur-sized telescopes may be possible in south-western Asia, India and northern parts of the the Middle East. Naked-eye sightings of the new crescent moon under excellent conditions may be possible from the western Indian Ocean region, South Africa, northern Africa, the south-western part of Saudi Arabia and southern Spain. Easy sightings of the new crescent moon should be possible from central and western Africa, the United States, Central America, the Caribbean region and South America.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 14th 2018

3) — Friday June 15th 2018: The new crescent moon should be easily visible globally, including the United Kingdom, and with the possible exception of north-eastern Russia which may have to wait until Saturday June 16th to make its sighting of the crescent moon.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 15th 2018

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