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Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr & Dhu al-Hijja 2020

• Ramadan – April 2020

Information relating to the sighting of the new crescent moon for April 2020 (Ramadan 1441 AH) is available here.

HMNAO predictions suggest that the new crescent moon is likely to be sighted on the evening of Thursday April 23rd for most of the central Pacific Ocean region to the east of the International Date Line and the Hawaiian Islands. The whole world should see the crescent the following day, Friday April 24th with the possible exception of south-eastern Australia and New Zealand.

• Eid al-Fitr – May 2020

Information relating to the sighting of the new crescent moon for May 2020 (Shawwal 1441 AH) is available here.

HMNAO predictions suggest that the new crescent moon is likely to be sighted on the evening of Saturday May 23rd from parts of western Africa, northern parts of South America, central America, the Caribbean region, the United States and the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean. The whole world should see the crescent the following day, Sunday May 24th.

• Dhu al-Hijja – July 2020

Information relating to the sighting of the new crescent moon for July 2020 (Dhu al-Hijja 1441 AH) preceding Eid-al Adha is available here.

HMNAO predictions suggest that the new crescent moon is likely to be sighted on the evening of Tuesday July 21st from most of Africa except the southern part, South America except the southernmost part, central America, the Caribbean region, the United States and the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean region. The whole world should see the crescent the following day, Wednesday July 22nd.

• Online Services

Predictions for making a sighting of the new crescent moon can be obtained using the Crescent Moon Visibility option within HMNAO's Websurf service.

Don't Forget! — Please report any sightings of the new crescent moon you make to the Crescent Moon Watch project web site.

• Queries

If you have any questions about the predictions for the first visibility of the new crescent moon we provide, please send them to hmnao@ukho.gov.uk

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