Crescent Visibility Report for Thul Hijjah 1442 AH

In the Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Crescent Visibility  Report for Thul Hijjah 1442 AH (Saturday 10th July 2021) (29th of Dhu al-Qidah 1442) Oman date Based on settings*

* Settings:-

The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) (First light touch) will occur InShaAllah on (Saturday 10th July 2021) at 05:25 UTC+4 / 01:25 UTC.

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0, Zone:4.00

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0, Zone:4.00

Timing: (10th/07/2021) @18:00:00Sun Moon 
Rise05:26:4405:26:42
Transit12:11:5212:28:55
Set18:56:5119:29:29
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00289° 31.083′289°  45.503′
Altitude (Degree)@18:0011°  6.575′17°  16.038′

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent (Hilal) at sunset : ~ 0.53 days old. = 12.72 hrs

Set Time difference : ~33minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:56 Pm UTC+4 @ (294° 40’ W), and 7:29 pm @ (297°  4′ W) for the Moon which makes out only around 33 minutes before each set below the Horizon. It is therefore possible to sight the Crescent on this day in Oman by using opticals aids. Subject to atmospheric conditions.

Please note that this technical report is for sighting purposes only and does not involve in any official declaration of the month, please follow the government announcement in your country.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan & Shawwal 1442

In the Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan 1442 (29th of Shaban, Monday 12th April 2021) & Shawwal 1442 (29th 0f Ramadan, Tuesday-Wednesday, 11th-12th May 2021)**, Based on settings*

These technical reports are made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place. Please follow the government official announcement

Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1442 (29th of Shaban, Monday 12th April 2021)

*Settings:-

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing🙁12th/04/2021)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
SunMoon
Rise05:48:1606:03:55
Transit12:07:1812:23:53
Set18:26:3318:46:33
Azimuth(Degree)@18:00~277° 27.862` ~273°45.178`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00~5° 19.809`~9° 31.941`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.48 days old. = 11.52 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 20 minutes

The New Moon crescent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on April 12th @ 06:40UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible (with difficulty) through CCD yet extremely challenging to observe with naked eyes or with only optical aid on this day, because of the Set Time difference and age of the Crescent which is very young.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sunsets at 6:26 Pm UTC+4 @ (277°WNW), and 6:46 pm @ (276° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 20minuets for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

From this report, it is possible to sight the crescent “Hilal” with the help of optical Aid (Telescope) and CCD camera together, and the chances increases as we move towards the southwest of the globe and or sighting at a higher altitude. However, it all depends on weather conditions at that place and time. Yet because of the Moon age and set time, it will be extremely difficult to sight by naked eyes only including even is sighted with Optical aid it will be a great challenge. If sighted, Ramadan will start on Tuesday 13th April 2021, if not, Shaaban will continue its 30 days InShaAllah (If God wills), this is what I highly presume will happen according to the past reports and practical sightings.


Crescent Visibility Reports for Shawwal 1442 (Tuesday 11th / Wednesday 12th May 2021)**, (29th Ramadan 1442)  Based on settings*

**Note:

  • If Ramadan Started on Tuesday 13th April 2021 (Which is less likely), Then 29th Ramadan is on Tuesday, 11th May 2021. (Refer 1st Report below)
  • If Ramadan Started on Wednesday 14th April 2021 (Which is most likely), Then 29th Ramadan will be on Wenesday, 12th May 2021. (Refer 2nd Report below)

(1st Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1442 (Tuesday 11th May 2021) (29th Ramadan 1442) Based on settings*

*Settings:-

OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing🙁11th/05/2021)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
SunMoon
Rise05:26:3305:10:31
Transit12:02:5111:45:34
Set18:39:2418:24:18
Azimuth(Degree)@18:00~286° 21.060` ~284°40.662`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00~7° 51.033`~4° 31.984`

Age of Moon: Waning Crescent : ~ 29.48 days old. = 707.52hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 15 minutes (Moon sets before the Sun)

From the calculations above, it is clearly Impossible to sight the crescent on this day for the following main reasons;

  • The New Crescent is not born yet. Still in waning stage
  • The Moon sets before the Sun

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(2nd Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1442 (Wednesday 12th May 2021) (29th Ramadan 1442) Based on settings*

*Settings:-

OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing:(12th/05/2021)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
SunMoon
Rise05:26:0205:45:27
Transit12:02:5012:29:06
Set18:39:5319:16:36
Azimuth(Degree)@18:00~286° 35.220` ~284°29.223`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00~7° 56.493`~15° 23.388`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.79 days old. = 18.96 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 36 minutes

The New Moon crescent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on May 11th @ 23:09UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible through naked eyes and Optical Aid support across the country on this day. Factors such as site location & Atmospheric conditions will determine the conclusion.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:39 Pm UTC+4 @ (287°WNW), and 7:16 pm @ (287° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 36 minutes for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

These technical reports are made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place. Please follow the government official announcement

Results will be published in comments section below. Please visit International Astronomical Center for detailed results across the globe.

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

As long it’s not yet safe to be in physical touch with others, please stay at home and make dua for Almighty Allah to ease our difficulties after these hardship times..

May Allah Accept our fasting, Prayers and good deeds. Ameen.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

Crescent Visibility Report for Thul Hijjah 1441 AH

In the Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Crescent Visibility  Report for Thul Hijjah 1441 AH (Tuesday 21st July 2020) (29th of Dhu al-Qidah 1441) Based on settings*

* Settings:-

The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) (First light touch) will occur Inshalla on (Monday 20th July 2020) at 21:41 UTC+4 / 05:41 UTC.

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0, Zone:4.00

Timing: (21st/07/2020)
@18:00:00
Sun SunMoon Sleeping half-moon
Rise05:31:3505:53:40
Transit12:12:5412:50:05
Set18:54:0119:43:20
Azimuth (Degree)@17:00282° 41.484′280°  4.992′
Altitude (Degree)@17:0024°  6.241′33°  59.992′

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent (Hilal) at sunset ~ 0.85 days old. = 20.4 hrs

Set Time difference~49 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:54 Pm UTC+4 @ (282° 41.484′ W), and 7:43 pm @ (280°  4.992′ W) for the Moon which makes out only around 49 minutes before each set below the Horizon. It is therefore possible to sight the Crescent on this day in Oman but with difficulty by using naked eyes.

Please note that this technical report is for sighting purposes only and does not involve in any official declaration of the month, please follow the government announcement in your country.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan & Shawwal 1441

In the Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan 1441 (29th of Shaban, Thursday 23rd April 2020) & Shawwal 1441 (29th 0f Ramadan, Friday-Saturday, 22nd-23rd May 2020)**, Based on settings*

These technical reports are made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place. Please follow the government official announcement

Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1441 (29th of Shaban, Thursday 23rd April 2020)

23 April 2020 Ramadan 1441

*Settings:-

OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing:(23rd/04/2020)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:38:34 05:55:06
Transit 12:04:47 12:21:31
Set 18:31:15 18:50:55
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~281° 13.507`  ~276°54.109`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~6° 29.978` ~10° 36.715`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.48 days old. = 11.52 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 20 minutes

The New Moon crecent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on April 23rd @ 06:35UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible through CCD yet extreamly challenging to observe with naked eyes or with only optical aid on this day, beacuse of the Set Time diffrence and age of the Crescent which is very young.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:31 Pm UTC+4 @ (282° WNW), and 6:51 pm @ (281° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 20 minuets for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

From this report, it is possible to sight the crecent “Hilal” with the help of optical Aid (Telescope) and CCD camera toagther, and the chances increases as we move towards the south west of the globe and or sighting at a higher altitude. It all depands on weather conditions at that place and time. Yet because of the Moon age and set time, it will be extreamly difficult to sight by naked eyes only including even is sighted with Opptical aid it will be a great challange. If sighted, Ramadan will start on Friday 24th April 2020, if not, Shaaban will continue its 3o days InShaAllah (If God Wills) ,this is what I highly presume will hapen according to the past reports and practical sightings.


Crescent Visibility Reports for Shawwal 1441 (Friday 22nd / Saturday 23rd May 2020)**, (29th Ramadan 1441)  Based on settings*

**Note:

  • If Ramadan Started on Friday 24th April 2020 (Which is less likely), Then 29th Ramadan is on Friday, 22nd May 2020. (Refer 1st Report below)
  • If Ramadan Started on Saturday 25th April 2020 (Which is most likely), Then 29th Ramadan will be on Saturday, 23rd May 2020. (Refer 2nd Report below)

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(1st Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1441 (Friday 22nd May 2020) (29th Ramadan 1441) Based on settings*

22 May 2020 Shawwal 1441

*Settings:-

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing:(22nd/05/2020)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:21:44 05:06:11
Transit 12:03:10 11:46:47
Set 18:44:49 18:30:58
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~288° 40.302`  ~286°28.936`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~8° 51.984` ~5° 49.952`

Age of Moon: Waning Crescent : ~ 29.39 days old. = 705.36 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 14 minutes (Moon sets before the Sun)

From the calculations above, it is clearly Impossible to sight the crescent on this day for the following main reasons;

  • The New Crescent is not born yet. Still in waning stage
  • The Moon sets before the Sun

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(2nd Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1441 (Saturday 23rd May 2020) (29th Ramadan 1441) Based on settings*

23 May 2020 Shawwal 1441

*Settings:-

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing:(23rd/05/2020)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:21:25 05:46:06
Transit 12:03:15 12:34:30
Set 18:45:18 19:26:14
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~288° 50.492`  ~285°23.708`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~8° 57.321` ~17° 14.679`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.85 days old. = 20.4 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 41 minutes

The New Moon crecent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on May 22nd @ 21:48UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible through naked eyes and Optical Aid support across the country on this day. Factors such as site location & Atmospheric conditions will determine the conclusion.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:45 Pm UTC+4 @ (293° WNW), and 7:26 pm @ (292° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 41 minuets for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

The Sky on 23rd May 2020 at 1800

These technical reports are made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place. Please follow the government official announcement

Results will be published in comments section below. Please visit International Astronomical Center for detailed results across the globe.

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

As long its not yet safe to be in physical touch with others, please stay at home and make dua for Almighty Allah to ease our difficulties after this hardship times..

May Allah Accept our fasting, Prayers and good deeds. Ameen.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON JULY19

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Is it a SpaceX rocket launch?!  NO

IT’S PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON: Last night (On July 16th-17th 2019), when the Moon rose over Muscat the Capital city of Sultanate of Oman I took 394 images from the start of lunar eclipse to the end nearing 3hrs @ when the Moon entered into umbra shadow (U1 to U4). Please scroll the pictures for markups. (1) start of Lunar Eclipse @12:01 UTC+4. (2) Peak of Eclipse. Earth shadow covering 65% of the moon. (3) Camera betters replacement, little movement in the tripod shifted the image slightly. (4) The End of Lunar eclipse @2:59 UTC+4 . The last shot I increased the ISO for the foreground, notice increase of the Moon brightness.

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The full Moon passed through the shadow of Earth , plunging as much as 65% of the lunar disk into darkness. Only a small amount of the Moon was shadowed when I saw it, “but it was magnificent” .

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Sky watchers in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America saw at least part of the 3 hour eclipse. Only North Americans were excluded.

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The next significant lunar eclipse won’t happen until May 2021, so if you missed this one, Mark your calendar .

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE ON JULY 16th

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

On July 16th, the full Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, off center, producing a partial lunar eclipse. This movie created by space artist Larry Koehn shows how 65% of the lunar disk will fall into darkness during the 3 hour eclipse:

July 16, 2019 Partial Lunar Eclipse – Eastern Hemisphere from LarryKoehn on Vimeo.

Best seen from Africa, the eclipse is maximum at 21:32 UT. Observers in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia will also witness at least part of the eclipse. North Americans will see none of it–only a normal bright full Moon. Check NASA’s visibility map to find out if you are in the eclipse zone. Wishing you clear skies.

 

METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET

Our Planet Earth is approaching a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. I assume if forecasters are correct, the shower will peak on the nights of May 4th through 6th this month with as many as 40 meteors per hour.



“This is a good year for eta Aquariid meteors,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “The shower’s peak coincides with a New Moon, so skies will be dark for the display.”  It’s a great opportunity for photographers.

The best time to look is during the hours before sunrise when the constellation Aquarius is high in the southern sky. Nominally, May 5th will be the most active morning, but May 4th and May 6th should be good, too. Halley’s stream of debris is wide and spreads the display over three full days.

Wait, What?!

You can’t find the constellation Aquarius?

No Problem, you don’t need to. Although Halley’s meteors shoot out of Aquarius, they fly far across the sky. All you have to do is lie down under a dark clear sky and look up. The shower be obvious even without the guidance of a star chart.

Let’s hope those nights will be clear and free from clouds. For more information visit @ http://spaceweather.com

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan & Shawwal 1440

In the Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1440 (Sunday 5th May 2019) & Shawwal 1440 (Monday-Tuesday, 3rd-4th June 2019)**, Based on settings*

Beforehand please note that if you’re located in KSA, or any other country following KSA calendar (Umm AlQura), then on Saturday 4th May 2019  is 29th Shaaban 1440 (The sighting day), it’s impossible to sight Hilal (The Moon Crescent) on this day. Therefore, Shabban will countinue to 30 days, As per the calculations not shown here in this report.

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1440 (Sunday 5th May 2019) (29th of Shaaban 1440)

5th May 2019

*Settings:-

– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing:(5th/05/2019)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:30:24 05:53:34
Transit 12:03:14 12:28:11
Set 18:36:19 19:06:08
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~284° 38.495`  ~279°31.652`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~7° 21.499` ~13° 34.500`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.64 days old. = 15.36 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 30 minutes

The New Moon crecent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on May 5th @ 02:54UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible yet very challenging to observe on this day.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:36 Pm @ (288° WNW), and 7:06 pm @ (285° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 30 minuets before each set below the true Horizon.

From this report, it is possible to sight the crecent “Hilal” with the help of optical Aid (Telescope), and the chances increases as we move towards the south west of the globe and or sighting at a higher altitude. It all depands on weather conditions at that place and time. If sighted, Ramadan will start on Monday 6th May 2019 (5th May After Sunset), if not, Shaaban will continue its 3o days InShaAllah (If God Wills) .

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Crescent Visibility Combined Reports for Shawwal 1440 (Monday 3rd / Tuesday 4th June 2019)**, (29th Ramadan 1440)  Based on settings*

 

**Note:

  • If Ramadan Started on Monday 6th May 2019, Then 29th Ramadan is on Monday, 3rd June 2019. (Refer 1st Report below)
  • If Ramadan Started on Tuesday 7th May 2019, Then 29th Ramadan will be on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. (Refer 2nd Report below)

 

(1st Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1440 (Monday 3rd June 2019) (29th Ramadan 1440)

3rd June 2019

From the Astronomical Calculations on 3rd June 2019,  We Conclude that if 1st Ramadan started on 6th May, Then Ramadan will continue its 30 days InShaAllah. Because based on settings in Oman, The Moon Crescent is not possible to sight on this day due to following reasons:

SunSet @ 18:49:56 UTC+4 , MoonSet @ 18:52:37 UTC+4 ,

Set Time Difference : ~ 2.5 Minutes Max

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.18 days old @Sunset. =4.32hrs old.

Sun Latitude:  -00°:0.043′   & Moon Latitude: -03°:5.025′   Very Near to the Sun and Very young.

It is very difficult to sight the Crescent even with experienced astronomer, Perfect Weather conditions and with Optical Assistant of Telescope and CCD Camera. Extremely challenging. Except if we go towards the south-west side of the Globe.

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(2nd Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1440 (Tuesday 4th June 2019) (29th Ramadan 1440)

However if Ramadan started on Tuesday 7th May 2019, then 29th of Ramadan will be on Tuesday, 4th June 2019, and based on Calculations settings, it is possible to sight the crescent on this day from Majority of the World.

4th June 2019

* Settings:-

OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00

Timing:(4th/06/2019)
@18:00:00UTC+4
 Sun  Moon
Rise 05:19:15 06:04:31
Transit 12:04:44 12:58:11
Set 18:50:21 19:53:54
 Azimuth (Degree) @18:00  ~290° 13.712`   ~284°23.775`
 Altitude (Degree)@18:00  ~10° 6.677` ~22° 56.016`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 1.20 days old @ Sunset  = 28.8 hrs

Set Time difference : approx 64 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:50 Pm @ (294° WNW), and 7:54 pm @ (293° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 64 minuets before each set below the true Horizon.

Screenshot 4th June 2019 at 18 UTC+4

 

The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly and 12°  for the Altitude, which makes the sighting possible.

The New Moon crecent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on June 3rd @ 14:11UTC+4 .

Based on the astronomical calculations and past experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will be visible across the country on this day. Factors such as site location & Atmospheric conditions will determine the conclusion.

This technical report is made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place.

Results will be published in comments section below. Please visit International Astronomical Center for detailed results across the globe.

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

May Allah Accept our fasting, Prayers and good deeds. Ameen.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

The first image of black hole in history soon to be revealed

Watch Live today on 10th April 2019, @ 9 am EDT or 13:00 UTC: The Event Horizon Telescope Team Announcing When the world is about to see the first ever photo of a Black Hole. @alma.observatory & @ESOAstronomy

Live video will be available on the following link https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2019 everyone

Live Long & Prosper 

Above picture of me standing in nowhere! 🙂 , picture taken in Iceland, December 2017.

2018 is part of history, welcome to 2019

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