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Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan 2019

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for May 2019 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 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 Saturday May 4th 2019 at 22:46 UT / 23:46 BST. No naked-eye sightings of the new crescent moon are likely to take place on either May 4th or May 5th from the Middle East, North Africa or the United Kingdom. Sightings of the crescent moon on Sunday May 5th are possible from central parts of western Africa under excellent conditions or from the Americas with the exception of Canada. For those observers in the Middle East, North Africa and the United Kingdom, easy sightings should be possible with the naked eye on Monday May 6th.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationSaturday
4th May
Sunday
5th May
Monday
6th May
Tuesday
7th May
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 18:48
MS: 20:18
Easily Visible
SS: 18:48
MS: 21:17
Rabat
Times in CET
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Will require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 20:14
MS: 20:53
Easily Visible
SS: 20:15
MS: 21:56
Easily Visible
SS: 20:16
MS: 22:58
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:32
MS: 22:17
Easily Visible
SS: 20:33
MS: 23:28
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:44
MS: 22:30
Easily Visible
SS: 20:45
MS: 23:41
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:42
MS: 22:28
Easily Visible
SS: 20:43
MS: 23:40
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:39
MS: 22:26
Easily Visible
SS: 20:41
MS: 23:37
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:44
MS: 22:31
Easily Visible
SS: 20:46
MS: 23:43
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:47
MS: 22:35
Easily Visible
SS: 20:49
MS: 23:47
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:46
MS: 22:34
Easily Visible
SS: 20:48
MS: 23:46
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:46
MS: 22:33
Easily Visible
SS: 20:48
MS: 23:46
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:06
MS: 22:55
Easily Visible
SS: 21:08
MS: **:**
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:51
MS: 22:39
Easily Visible
SS: 20:52
MS: 23:52
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:05
MS: 22:55
Easily Visible
SS: 21:07
MS: **:**

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the May 2019 New Moon

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1) — Saturday May 4th 2019: The New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place within the purple diagonal-striped area encompassing countries east of a longitude of approximately 70° west. It should also be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun in the light brown-shaded area covering most of the populated parts of the globe with the exception of most of South America and the island nations of the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean.

Crescent Moon Visibility for May 4th 2019

2) — Sunday May 5th 2019: A telescopic sighting of the new crescent moon with small, conventional amateur-sized telescopes is possible from as far east as the western parts of the Indian Ocean and parts of the south-western Arabian peninsula. The first visibility of the new crescent moon with the naked eye under excellent conditions may come from as far east as the western parts of central Africa followed by the Americas except Canada later in the day. Naked-eye sightings may be possible from the northern part of South America, central America and the Caribbean region and south-western parts of the United States followed by the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean region.

Crescent Moon Visibility for May 5th 2019

3) — Monday May 6th 2019: The crescent moon should be easily visible to the naked eye worldwide with the possible exception of north-eastern Siberia. Easy sightings should be possible from the Middle East, North Africa and the United Kingdom.

Crescent Moon Visibility for May 6th 2019

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