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Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan 2022

Summary

Crescent Moon over Ash Priors on 18th April 2007 The visibility of the new crescent moon for the beginning of April 2022 (lunation number 1228) 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 or GMT+3 hours) and Rabat (with timings in Western European Time – WET between March 27th and May 8th) 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 Friday April 1st 2022 at 06:24 UT / 07:24 BST. 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 just to the east of the International Date Line and just to the north of the equator. Naked-eye sightings are likely almost globally on Saturday April 2nd, Sunday April 3rd and Monday April 4th. More detailed descriptions are given below.

For those observers in the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom, easy sightings of the crescent moon should be possible with the naked eye on Saturday April 2nd, Sunday April 3rd and Monday April 4th. The most likely dates for the first naked-eye sighting of the month at a given location are shaded in the table below.

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon from selected locations

Visibility of the New Crescent Moon in early April 2022
LocationFriday
1st April
Saturday
2nd April
Sunday
3rd April
Monday
4th April
Mecca
Times in AST
i.e. GMT+3hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 18:36
MS: 19:46
Easily Visible
SS: 18:36
MS: 20:39
Easily Visible
SS: 18:36
MS: 21:33
Rabat
Times in WET
i.e. GMT+0hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 18:49
MS: 20:12
Easily Visible
SS: 18:50
MS: 21:12
Easily Visible
SS: 18:50
MS: 22:12
London
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:35
MS: 21:09
Easily Visible
SS: 19:37
MS: 22:24
Easily Visible
SS: 19:39
MS: 23:38
Cardiff
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:48
MS: 21:22
Easily Visible
SS: 19:49
MS: 22:37
Easily Visible
SS: 19:51
MS: 23:51
Birmingham
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:43
MS: 21:18
Easily Visible
SS: 19:45
MS: 22:34
Easily Visible
SS: 19:47
MS: 23:50
Leicester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:40
MS: 21:15
Easily Visible
SS: 19:42
MS: 22:32
Easily Visible
SS: 19:44
MS: 23:47
Sheffield
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:43
MS: 21:19
Easily Visible
SS: 19:45
MS: 22:36
Easily Visible
SS: 19:47
MS: 23:53
Manchester
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:46
MS: 21:22
Easily Visible
SS: 19:48
MS: 22:40
Easily Visible
SS: 19:50
MS: 23:56
Bradford
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:44
MS: 21:21
Easily Visible
SS: 19:46
MS: 22:39
Easily Visible
SS: 19:48
MS: 23:56
Leeds
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:44
MS: 21:20
Easily Visible
SS: 19:46
MS: 22:38
Easily Visible
SS: 19:47
MS: 23:55
Belfast
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 20:02
MS: 21:40
Easily Visible
SS: 20:04
MS: 22:59
Easily Visible
SS: 20:06
MS: **:**
Newcastle
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:45
MS: 21:23
Easily Visible
SS: 19:47
MS: 22:42
Easily Visible
SS: 19:49
MS: **:**
Glasgow
Times in BST
i.e. GMT+1hr
Not Visible Easily Visible
SS: 19:57
MS: 21:36
Easily Visible
SS: 19:59
MS: 22:57
Easily Visible
SS: 20:01
MS: **:**

New Crescent Moon Visibility Maps for early April 2022

1) – Friday April 1st 2022: The New Moon conjunction has not yet taken place within the purple diagonal-striped area encompassing countries east of longitude 170° east. It should also be noted that the Moon sets before the Sun in the light brown-shaded area covering north-eastern Asia and Japan. A telescopic sighting of the crescent moon with small, conventional amateur-sized telescopes is possible from the north-western part of South America, most of the Caribbean region and parts of the United States. Optical aid may be needed to find the crescent moon from the south-western part of the United States, Central America and the eastern Pacific region. Naked-eye sightings under excellent conditions are possible from the eastern half of the Pacific Ocean region including most of French Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. Easy naked-eye sightings are possible from the central Pacific Ocean region to the east of the International Date Line. No sightings of the crescent moon are likely from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom in particular.

Crescent Moon Visibility for April 1st 2022

2) – Saturday April 2nd 2022: Easy sightings of the crescent moon are likely on a global basis with the possible exceptions of southern and eastern Australia, New Zealand and the north-eastern parts of Russia where excellent conditions will be required to make sightings. Easy sightings should be possible from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom in particular.

Crescent Moon Visibility for April 2nd 2022

3) – Sunday April 3rd 2022: The crescent moon should be easily visible to the naked eye on a global basis. Easy sightings should be possible from the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom in particular.

Crescent Moon Visibility for April 3rd 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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