The islamic month of Sha’ban for the year 1434 Hijra is coming. The astronomical new moon is on June 8, 2013 (Saturday) at 15:56 UT. However, the crescent will not be visible anywhere on earth on the evening of that date.
The following evening, Sunday, June 9, 2013, the crescent moon will be visible for people in South America, Central America, and possibly in Southmost portions of USA. People in Europe, Africa and Asia will require more effort or optical aids to see the crescent moon in this evening.
On Monday, the following day, the crescent will be easily sighted around the globe.
Hilal Visibility Map
Crescent moon (hilal) visibility map on the evening of Sunday, June 9, 2013. This crescent marks the beginning of the islamic month of Sha’ban the year 1434 Hijra. The crescent moon will be sightable easily from South and Central America. People in Africa and Asia will need optical aids to find the moon.