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Crescent Moon Visibility: Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr & Dhu al-Hijja 2022

• Ramadan – Early April 2022

Information relating to the visibility of the new crescent moon for early April 2022 (Lunation number 1228 / Ramadan 1443 AH) is available here.

HMNAO predictions suggest that a telescopic sighting of the crescent moon is possible on Friday April 1st as is one using optical aid to find the crescent moon from north-western part of South America, most of the Caribbean region and parts of the United States. Sightings are possible with the naked eye under excellent conditions on the same day from the Hawaiian Islands and parts of French Polynesia and easy sightings are possible from the central Pacific Ocean region to the east of the International Date Line and to the north of the equator. Naked-eye sightings are likely almost globally on Saturday April 2nd, Sunday April 3rd and Monday April 4th.

• Eid al-Fitr – April/May 2022

Information relating to the visibility of the new crescent moon for April/May 2022 (Lunation number 1229 / Shawwal 1443 AH) is available here.

HMNAO predictions suggest that no sightings of the crescent moon are likely on Saturday April 30th on a global basis. A telescopic sighting is possible on Sunday May 1st from parts of the Middle East as is a sighting using optical aid to find the crescent moon from the northern half of Africa and parts of the United Kingdom. Sightings are possible with the naked eye under excellent conditions on the same day from north-western Africa, the northern half of South America and northern parts of Canada. Easy sightings, again on the same day, are possible from the Caribbean region, Central America, the United States, north-westernmost parts of South America and the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean region. Naked-eye sightings are likely almost globally on Monday May 2nd and Tuesday May 3rd.

• Dhu al-Hijja – June/July 2022

Information relating to the visibility of the new crescent moon for June/July 2022 (Lunation number 1231 / Dhu al-Hijja 1443 AH) preceding Eid-al Adha is available here.

HMNAO predictions suggest that a telescopic sighting of the crescent moon is possible on Wednesday June 29th as is a sighting using optical aid to find the crescent from north-western Africa. Sightings are possible with the naked eye under excellent conditions on the same day from most of the Caribbean region, most of the United States and Central America. Easy sightings, again on the same day, are likely from the central eastern region of the Pacific Ocean region including the Hawaiian Islands. Easy sightings of the crescent moon are likely on almost a global basis on Thursday June 30th, Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2nd.

• United Kingdom Summary

The most probable dates for the first visibility of the new crescent moon observed with the naked eye from the United Kingdom are as follows:

➤ for Ramadan in early April – Saturday April 2nd;

➤ for Eid al-Fitr in April/May – Monday May 2nd;

➤ for Dhu al-Hijja in June/July – Thursday June 30th.

• 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 CrescentMoonWatch 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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