Visibility of the crescent moon in 2012

Please note: All visibility estimates assume that viewing conditions are ideal, with clear skies and minimal
dust and other sources of scattered light, and with a clear western horizon.

New moon of January 23, 09:39 SAST
Visibility 23 Jan. : North Pacific Ocean east of international date line. May be visible with optical aid in North-West America.
Visibility 24 Jan. : Worldwide except the southern tip of South America, New Zealand and Australia.
First possible sighting in South Africa: January 24

New moon of February 22, 00:35 SAST
Visibility 22 Feb. : North and Central America, northernmost parts of South America. Western Europe and the extreme North West of Africa. May be visible with optical aid in central Africa and Eastern Europe.
Visibility 23 Feb. : Worldwide except the southern parts of South America, New Zealand and and most of Australia.
First possible sighting in South Africa: February 23

New moon of March 22, 16:37 SAST
Visibility 22 Mar. : Nowhere
Visibility 23 Mar. : Central and North America, northern parts of South America. Europe and most of Asia, northern Africa.
Visibility 24 Mar. : Worldwide except Antarctica and the extreme North.
First possible sighting in South Africa: March 24

New moon of April 21, 09:18 SAST
Visibility 21 Apr. : Northern parts of Pacific east of the international date line. May be visible with an optical aid from Southern parts of Alaska.
Visibility 22 Apr. : Worldwide except the southern parts of South America,  Australia, and New Zealand.
First possible sighting in South Africa: April 22

New moon of May 21, 01:47 SAST

Visibility 21 May: The Pacific and the United States, Central America and northern South America. Parts of the North Atlantic. May be visible with optical aid from North-West Africa.
Visibility 22 May: Worldwide except  for Antarctica and the extreme North.
First possible sighting in South Africa: May 22

New moon of June 19, 17:02 SAST
Visibility 19 June: Nowhere.
Visibility 20 June: United States, Central and South America, Africa and the Middle East. May be visible with optical aid in India and Indonesia and the western edge of Australia.
First possible sighting in South Africa: June 20

New moon of July 19, 06:24 SAST
Visibility 19 July: Pacific east of international date line. May be visible with optical aid in much of South America.
Visibility 20 July: Worldwide except northern Eurasia and the majority of Canada and Alaska.
First possible sighting in South Africa: July 20

New moon of August 17, 17:55 SAST
Visibility 17 Aug. : Visible with binoculars or a telescope in a small region of the South Pacific Ocean east of international date line.
Visibility 18 Aug. : Southernmost regions of North America, Central America, South America, Central and Southern Africa. May be visible with optical aid in Australia.
First possible sighting in South Africa: August 18

New moon of September 16, 04:10 SAST
Visibility 16 Sep. 
: The South Pacific Ocean east of the international date line, most of South America and part of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. May be visible with binoculars or a telescope in eastern parts of South Africa.
Visibility 17 Sep. : Worldwide except for northern parts of North America, northern Europe and northern Asia.
First possible sighting in South Africa: September 17

New moon of October 15, 14:03 SAST
Visibility 15 Oct. : Part of the South Pacific Ocean east of the international date line.
Visibility 16 Oct. : Most of North America, central and South America, Africa, Southern Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Southern Asia..
First possible sighting in South Africa: October 16

New moon of November 14, 00:08 SAST
Visibility 13 Nov. : Nowhere.
Visibility 14 Nov. : United States, Central and South America. Western and Southern Africa. May be visible with optical aid in North-Eastern Africa.
First possible sighting in South Africa: November 14

New moon of December 13, 10:42 SAST
Visibility 13 Dec. : Pacific east of international date line. May be visible with optical aid in South-Western North America and Central America.
Visibility 14 Dec. : Worldwide apart from the most northerly and southerly latitudes.
First possible sighting in South Africa: December 14