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Crescent Moon Visibility for Eid-al-Fitr 2019

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for June 2019 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 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 Monday June 3rd 2019 at 10:02 UT / 11:02 BST. Naked-eye sightings of the new crescent moon under excellent conditions are possible from the islands just to the east of the International Date Line such as the Kiribati Republic and Samoa on June 3rd. Easy sightings are likely to take place on Tuesday June 4th from the Middle East, North Africa and the southern half of the United Kingdom. The northern half of the United Kingdom may have to wait until Wednesday June 5th to make their sighting of the crescent Moon.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationMonday
3rd June
Tuesday
4th June
Wednesday
5th June
Thursday
6th June
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:00
MS: 20:07
Easily Visible
SS: 19:01
MS: 21:07
Easily Visible
SS: 19:01
MS: 22:05
Rabat
Times in CET
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:35
MS: 21:49
Easily Visible
SS: 20:36
MS: 22:50
Easily Visible
SS: 20:36
MS: 23:45
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:11
MS: 22:23
Easily Visible
SS: 21:12
MS: 23:24
Easily Visible
SS: 21:13
MS: **:**
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:23
MS: 22:35
Easily Visible
SS: 21:24
MS: 23:36
Easily Visible
SS: 21:25
MS: **:**
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily visible
SS: 21:23
MS: 22:35
Easily Visible
SS: 21:24
MS: 23:36
Easily Visible
SS: 21:25
MS: **:**
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 22:32
Easily Visible
SS: 21:22
MS: 23:33
Easily Visible
SS: 21:23
MS: **:**
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:27
MS: 22:38
Easily Visible
SS: 21:28
MS: 23:39
Easily Visible
SS: 21:29
MS: **:**
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:31
MS: 22:42
Easily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 23:43
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: **:**
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:30
MS: 22:42
Easily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: 23:43
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: **:**
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:30
MS: 22:41
Easily Visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 23:42
Easily Visible
SS: 21:32
MS: **:**
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:52
MS: 23:04
Easily Visible
SS: 21:53
MS: **:**
Easily Visible
SS: 21:54
MS: 00:05
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:37
MS: 22:48
Easily Visible
SS: 21:38
MS: 23:49
Easily Visible
SS: 21:39
MS: **:**
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Visible under excellent conditions
SS: 21:54
MS: 23:05
Easily Visible
SS: 21:54
MS: **:**
Easily Visible
SS: 21:55
MS: 00:06

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the June 2019 New Moon

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1) — Monday June 3rd 2019: The New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place within the purple diagonal-striped area encompassing Australasia, the Philippines, eastern parts of Indonesia and parts of Japan. It should also be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun over parts of Australia, much of Asia, eastern Europe and northern parts of the United Kingdom. Telescopic sightings with small, conventional amateur-sized telescopes are possible in the eastern Pacific Ocean region and naked-eye sightings under excellent conditions are possible in the Kiribati Republic and westwards towards Samoa.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 3rd 2019

2) — Tuesday June 4th 2019: Naked-eye sightings under excellent conditions are possible in most of Oceania and southern Japan with the exception of southernmost parts of Australia and New Zealand. Easy sightings of the new crescent moon should be possible from southern Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, southern Europe, the south parts of the United Kingdom and the Americas.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 4th 2019

3) — Wednesday June 5th 2019: The new crescent moon should be easily visible globally, including the northern half of the United Kingdom.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 5th 2019

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