The astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on July 16, 2015 (Thursday) at 1:24 UT. On July 16, people in South America could see the crescent moon (hilal) with difficulty; but easily in Polynesian Islands. On Friday, July 17, 2015, the crescent moon can be easily seen in almost the whole world, except Northern Asia and Europe.
Therefore, global moonsighting will put 1 Shawwal 1436 AH on Friday, 17 July 2015 CE. Meanwhile, based local moon sightings, many muslim countries including Saudi Arabia & Indonesia, should celebrate Eid ul Fitr on Saturday, 18 July 2015.
Shawwal 1436 AH Hilal Visibility Map
Below is the visibility map of the crescent for determining the beginning of hijri month Shawwal 1436 AH based on Shaukat’s criteria.