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Crescent Moon Visibility for Dhu al-Hijja 2020

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for July 2020 preceding the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Adha is shown in the table below. Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic Calendar. We have included Mecca (with timings in Arabian Standard Time – AST) and Rabat (with timings in Western European Summer Time – WEST) for reference as well as a number of cities across the United Kingdom. Times of sunset (SS) and moonset (MS) in British Summer Time (BST) are shown where relevant. Offsets from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) are also given. The entry **:** indicates the setting phenomenon takes place the following day. The instant of new Moon takes place on Monday July 20th 2020 at 17:33 UT / 18:33 BST. No naked-eye sightings of the new crescent moon are likely to take place on Monday July 20th from the Middle East, North Africa or the United Kingdom. Naked-eye sightings of the crescent moon under excellent conditions are possible from south-east and southern Asia, the eastern half of the Arabian peninsula, southern Africa and Madagascar, southern Europe, northern Canada and the southernmost part of South America on Tuesday July 21st. Easy sightings are likely on the same day from the western part of the Arabian peninsula, most of Africa except the southern part, the Americas except the northernmost and southernmost parts and the eastern Pacific Ocean region. Easy sightings of the new crescent moon are possible from the area of Mecca and also Morocco. The whole world should see the crescent moon on Wednesday July 22nd. Easy sightings of the crescent moon are likely globally on Wednesday July 22nd from the Middle East, North Africa and the United Kingdom.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon
LocationMonday
20th July
Tuesday
21st July
Wednesday
22nd July
Thursday
23rd July
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:04
MS: 19:56
Easily Visible
SS: 19:04
MS: 20:45
Easily Visible
SS: 19:04
MS: 21:30
Rabat
Times in WEST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:36
MS: 21:34
Easily Visible
SS: 20:35
MS: 22:17
Easily Visible
SS: 20:35
MS: 22:55
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:04
MS: 22:00
Easily Visible
SS: 21:03
MS: 22:30
Easily Visible
SS: 21:02
MS: 22:55
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:16
MS: 22:13
Easily Visible
SS: 21:15
MS: 22:43
Easily Visible
SS: 21:14
MS: 23:07
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:15
MS: 22:12
Easily Visible
SS: 21:14
MS: 22:41
Easily Visible
SS: 21:13
MS: 23:04
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:13
MS: 22:09
Easily Visible
SS: 21:12
MS: 22:38
Easily Visible
SS: 21:10
MS: 23:01
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:18
MS: 22:14
Easily Visible
SS: 21:17
MS: 22:42
Easily Visible
SS: 21:16
MS: 23:05
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:22
MS: 22:18
Easily Visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 22:46
Easily Visible
SS: 21:19
MS: 23:08
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:22
MS: 22:17
Easily Visible
SS: 21:20
MS: 22:45
Easily Visible
SS: 21:19
MS: 23:07
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:21
MS: 22:17
Easily Visible
SS: 21:20
MS: 22:44
Easily Visible
SS: 21:18
MS: 23:06
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:42
MS: 22:38
Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:05
Easily Visible
SS: 21:39
MS: 23:25
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:27
MS: 22:23
Easily Visible
SS: 21:26
MS: 22:49
Easily Visible
SS: 21:24
MS: 23:09
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible May require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 21:43
MS: 22:38
Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:03
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 23:22

 

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for the July 2020 New Moon

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1) — Monday July 20th 2020: The New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place within the purple diagonal-striped area encompassing countries east of a longitude of approximately 10° East. It should also be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun in the light brown-shaded area covering most Australasia, southern Asia, the southern half of the Arabian peninsula, southern and eastern parts of Africa and the southern part of South America. Telescopic sightings with small, conventional, amateur-sized telescopes are unlikely globally.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 20th 2020

2) — Tuesday July 21st 2020: Telescopic sightings with small, conventional, amateur-sized telescopes are possible in the western part of the Pacific Ocean Region including Micronesia and Melanesia. Naked-eye sightings of the new crescent moon under excellent conditions are possible from south-east and southern Asia, the eastern half of the Arabian peninsula, southern Africa and Madagascar, southern Europe, northern Canada and the southernmost part of South America. Easy sightings are likely on the same day from the western part of the Arabian peninsula, most of Africa except the southern part, the Americas except the northernmost and southernmost parts and the eastern Pacific Ocean region.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 21st 2020

3) — Wednesday July 22nd 2020: The new crescent moon should be easily visible globally.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 22nd 2020

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