The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday 16 October 2020 at 8.30pm. The crescent will not be visible on this day.
The calculations for crescent visibility on Saturday 17 October 2020 for London are as follows:
Crescent age 21 hours 33 minutes
Moon lag time 42 minutes
Crescent altitude 5.54 degrees
Crescent elongation 13.18 degrees
It is expected that the crescent will only be seen with optical aid.
1st Rabi ul Awwal 1442AH will InshaAllah be on Monday 19 October 2020 in Europe.