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Crescent Moon Visibility for Dhu al-Hijja 2019

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for August 2019 preceding the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Adha is shown in the table below. We have included Mecca (with timings in Arabian Standard Time — AST) and Rabat (with timings in Central European Time — CET) 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 Thursday August 1st 2019 at 03:12 UT / 04:12 BST. Naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon under excellent conditions are possible from most of the northern half of South America, the Caribbean region and the southern half of the United States. Easy sightings are likely from Central America, the north-western part of South America and the eastern half of the Central Pacific Ocean region. Most of the world will see the crescent moon on Friday August 2nd with the possible exceptions of northern Russia and northern parts of Scandinavia. These exceptions will see the crescent moon the following day, Saturday August 3rd.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationThursday
1st August
Friday
2nd August
Saturday
3rd August
Sunday
4th August
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:00
MS: 20:22
Easily Visible
SS: 18:59
MS: 21:09
Easily Visible
SS: 18:59
MS: 21:53
Rabat
Times in CET
i.e. GMT+1hr
Will require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 19:29
MS: 20:06
Easily Visible
SS: 19:28
MS: 20:51
Easily Visible
SS: 19:27
MS: 21:31
Easily Visible
SS: 19:26
MS: 22:08
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:48
MS: 21:56
Easily Visible
SS: 20:46
MS: 22:24
Easily Visible
SS: 20:44
MS: 22:47
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:00
MS: 22:09
Easily Visible
SS: 20:58
MS: 22:36
Easily Visible
SS: 20:56
MS: 23:00
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily visible
SS: 20:58
MS: 22:06
Easily Visible
SS: 20:56
MS: 22:32
Easily Visible
SS: 20:55
MS: 22:54
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily visible
SS: 20:56
MS: 22:03
Easily Visible
SS: 20:54
MS: 22:29
Easily Visible
SS: 20:52
MS: 22:51
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:00
MS: 22:07
Easily Visible
SS: 20:59
MS: 22:32
Easily Visible
SS: 20:57
MS: 22:54
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:04
MS: 22:10
Easily Visible
SS: 21:02
MS: 22:35
Easily Visible
SS: 21:00
MS: 22:57
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:03
MS: 22:09
Easily Visible
SS: 21:01
MS: 22:34
Easily Visible
SS: 20:59
MS: 22:55
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:03
MS: 22:09
Easily Visible
SS: 21:01
MS: 22:33
Easily Visible
SS: 20:59
MS: 22:54
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:23
MS: 22:28
Easily Visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 22:52
Easily Visible
SS: 21:19
MS: 23:12
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:08
MS: 22:12
Easily Visible
SS: 21:06
MS: 22:35
Easily Visible
SS: 21:04
MS: 22:55
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:23
MS: 22:26
Easily Visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 22:47
Easily Visible
SS: 21:18
MS: 23:06

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the August 2019 New Moon

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1) — Thursday August 1st 2019: It should be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun over parts of New Zealand and south-eastern Oceania. Telescopic sightings with small, conventional amateur-sized telescopes are possible in the north western parts of Africa, southern parts of South America and northern parts of North America. Naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon under excellent conditions are possible from most of the northern half of South America, the Caribbean region and the southern half of the United States. Easy sightings are likely from Central America, the north-western part of South America and the eastern half of the Central Pacific Ocean region.

Crescent Moon Visibility for August 1st 2019

2) — Friday August 2nd 2019: Most of the world including the United Kingdom will see the crescent moon with the possible exceptions of northern Russia and northern parts of Scandinavia.

Crescent Moon Visibility for August 2nd 2019

3) — Saturday August 3rd 2019: The new crescent moon should be easily visible globally including the exceptions noted for August 2nd.

Crescent Moon Visibility for August 3rd 2019

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