Crescent Visibility Report for Thul Hijjah 1434 AH

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

Crescent Visibility  Report for Thul Hijjah 1434 AH (Saturday 5th October 2013) (29th of Dhu al-Qidah 1434) Based on settings*

Saturday 05 October 2013

* Settings:-

The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 05 October 2013) at 00:36 UTC.

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

Timing: (5th/10/2013)
@17:00:00
Sun Sun Moon Sleeping half-moon
Rise 05:58:46 06:06:34
Transit 11:53:53 12:03:48
Set 17:48:56 18:00:37
Azimuth (Degree)@17:00 259° 57.277′ 253°  51.625′
Altitude (Degree)@17:00 10°  16.376′ 12°  19.247′

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent (Hilal) : ~ 0.53 days old.

Set Time difference : ~12 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 5:48 Pm @ (264° 53.317` W), and 6:00 pm @ (259° 53.825` W) for the Moon which makes out only around 12 minuets before each set below the Horizon. It is therefore very difficult to sight the Crescent on this day not only in Oman but the whole middle east region.

And, based on the calculated crescent visibility, the start of this month in the Eastern Region will be on Sunday 06 October 2013 and in the Western Region will be on Sunday 06 October 2013. Hence the first day of Eid in both regions will be on Tuesday 15 October 2013. It has to be matched due to Hajj, And Allah Knows best.

The results will be posted later in the comments section below. Please visit later today for the final conclusion.

Have a nice day and Clear Skies

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3 responses to “Crescent Visibility Report for Thul Hijjah 1434 AH

  1. The Results; First from me, I was not able to sight the crescent “hilal” because it was too close to the Sun, also it was cloudy at edge of the horizon, so the last 12 minuets after the Sunset was very challenging!
    Equipments used: Celestron Skymaster 15X70mm and the Skyscout.

    Now as per ICOP members: the results are:
    (ICOP) Thul Hijjah Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results

    05 October 2013

    Brunei Darussalam

    1. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
    Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad said: “On the evening of Saturday, Oct 05, 2013, the Syariah High Court judge has announced that the crescent for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1434 was not sighted. Therefore, we’ll complete 30 days for the month of Dhul Qaedah and the first day of Dhul Hijjah will commence on Monday, Oct 07, 2013 and Brunei will celebrate Eid Adha on Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013.”

    Oman

    1. Not Seen: ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from Al-Fulaij Observatory City in Muscat State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
    Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: “The weather was good no clouds, humidity was low and no dust or winds. We could not see the Crescent Moon.”

    Saudi Arabia

    1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Al bosor Near Buraydah City in Algasseem State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

    The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries

    06 October 2013

    1. Saudi Arabia

    07 October 2013

    1. Brunei Darussalam
    2. Oman

    Please note, someone (non ICOP member) from Saudi Arabia claimed that he saw the crescent, therefore Saudi Arabia have considered that tomorrow Sunday 6th October 2013 is the First of Thul Hijjah 1434 AH.

    Others countries still pending for the results. I shall post some fascinating pictures for todays sighting in new post later.
    Live Long And Prosper, Clear Skies

  2. Greetings Mundhir! So the New Moon has drawn you back to us🙂 Must be the tidal effects on the AstrOceanOmy! Hope it was a good journey back to WordPress land🙂
    May the peace and calm of a cool and tranquill New Moon embrace you, and the resulting clear skies give you views to celebrate!

    • Hello Europa! Thanks for the delightful words😉 , the same goes to you, May the new Moon embrace you🙂.
      Actually I’m on contract basis with the Moon, no such tidal effects on the AstrOceanOmy🙂 . Indeed it was a good journey and hopefully will always be. See you around Europa, take care and Clear Skies

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