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Crescent Moon Visibility for Dhu al-Hijja 2022

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for June/July 2022 (lunation number 1231) 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 or GMT+3 hours) and Rabat (with timings in Western European Summer Time – WEST or GMT+1 hour) 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 provided. 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 Wednesday June 29th 2022 at 02:52 UT / 03:52 BST. 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 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. More detailed descriptions are given below.

For those observers in north-western Africa, sightings of the crescent moon with optical assistance are possible on Wednesday June 29th. Easy sightings are likely on Thursday June 30th, Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2nd from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom. Sightings requiring optical assistance or the use of a telescope at selected locations are shaded in the table below. Similarly, the most likely dates for the first naked-eye sighting of the month at a given location are also shaded in the table below.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon in June/July 2022
LocationWednesday
29th June
Thursday
30th June
Friday
1st July
Saturday
2nd July
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not visibleEasily Visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 20:26
Easily Visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 21:10
Easily Visible
SS: 19:07
MS: 21:49
Rabat
Times in WEST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Will require optical aid to find crescent
SS: 20:43
MS: 21:26
Easily Visible
SS: 20:43
MS: 22:11
Easily Visible
SS: 20:43
MS: 22:50
Easily Visible
SS: 20:43
MS: 23:24
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 22:55
Easily Visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 23:24
Easily Visible
SS: 21:21
MS: 23:45
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 23:08
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 23:36
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 23:58
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:34
MS: 23:08
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 23:36
Easily Visible
SS: 21:33
MS: 23:56
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 23:06
Easily Visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 23:33
Easily Visible
SS: 21:31
MS: 23:53
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:38
MS: 23:13
Easily Visible
SS: 21:37
MS: 23:39
Easily Visible
SS: 21:37
MS: 23:58
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:17
Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:43
Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: **:**
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:17
Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:42
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: **:**
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:41
MS: 23:16
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: 23:42
Easily Visible
SS: 21:40
MS: **:**
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 22:03
MS: 23:39
Easily Visible
SS: 22:03
MS: **:**
Easily Visible
SS: 22:02
MS: 00:04
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 21:48
MS: 23:25
Easily Visible
SS: 21:48
MS: 23:49
Easily Visible
SS: 21:48
MS: **:**
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not visible Easily Visible
SS: 22:06
MS: 23:43
Easily Visible
SS: 22:05
MS: **:**
Easily Visible
SS: 22:05
MS: 00:05

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for June/July 2022

1) — Wednesday June 29th 2022: It should be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun in the light brown-shaded area covering the southernmost parts of Australia and New Zealand. Telescopic sightings of the crescent moon with small, conventional, amateur-sized telescopes are possible from the north-western part of Africa, the Canaries, the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands, northern Canada and central South America. Optical aid may be needed to find the new crescent moon from southern Canada and northern central parts of South America. Naked-eye sightings under excellent conditions are possible from most of the United States, most of Central America, the Caribbean region and north-western parts of South America. Easy sightings are likely from Mexico and the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean region including the Hawaiian Islands. No sightings of the crescent moon with the naked eye are likely from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom in particular although a sighting with optical aid may be possible from north-western Africa.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 29th 2022

2) — Thursday June 30th 2022: Easy sightings of the crescent moon are likely on a global basis with the possible exceptions of south-eastern parts of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and the northern and western parts of Russia where excellent conditions and possibly optical aid will be required to make sightings. Easy sightings with the naked eye should be possible from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom in particular.

Crescent Moon Visibility for June 30th 2022

3) — Friday July 1st 2022: The crescent moon should be easily visible on a global basis. Easy sightings with the naked eye should be possible from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom in particular.

Crescent Moon Visibility for July 1st 2022

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader To download a pdf version of one of these crescent moon visibility maps, please click on the relevant map. Visibility maps for the interval covering 1990 to the present are also available on our CrescentMoonWatch web site.

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