The Astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 1747GMT. The crescent cannot be seen anywhere on this day. On Thursday 12 November 2015, the crescent can only be seen in Saudi Arabia, Africa and America. The northern hemisphere including Europe will first see the crescent on Friday 13th November.
1st Safar 1437AH will therefore be on Saturday 14 November 2015 for the Muqallideen of Ayatullah Sistani and 13 November 2015 for the Muqallideen of Marhum Ayatullah Khui