In the Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1436 (Wednesday 17th June 2015) & Shawwal 1436 (Thursday 16th July 2015), Based on settings*
Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1436 (Wednesday 17th June 2015) (29th of Shaaban 1436)
– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0 m, Zone:4.00
|Azimuth (Degree)@18:00||~291° 3.107`||~281° 39.044`|
|Altitude (Degree)@18:00||~10° 36.487`||~19° 19.410`|
Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 1 days old.
Set Time difference : 41 minutes
Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:54 Pm @ (296° WNW), and 7:34 pm @ (289° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 41 minuets before each set below the Horizon.
On this day, the Moon sets nearly 41 minuets after the sunset, which makes the crescent sighting possible.
The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on June 16th @ 18:14 UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) should be visible across the country and mostly in clear quality skies zones by using the optical aid and minimal chance by naked eye.
Shaa’ban will continue its 30 days, if Hilal (the moon crescent sighted with negative results) Otherwise, Ramadan will start on Thursday, 18th June 2015 InShaAllah (If God Wills)
Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1436 (Tuesday 16th July 2015) (29th Ramadan 1436)
The crescent will be impossible if “not possible” to sight in most parts of the world on this day, however the chances to sight increases as we head towards south east; South Africa and South America.
– OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0, Zone:4.00
|Azimuth (Degree)@18:00||~288° 41.175`||~281° 27.013`|
|Altitude (Degree)@18:00||~10° 59.171`||~12° 51.939`|
Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.52 days old.
Set Time difference : ~8 minutes
Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:54:57 Pm @ (293° WNW), and 6:03:11 pm @ (287° WNW) for the Moon which makes out only 8 minuets before each set below the Horizon.
The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly 7° and 2° for the Altitude, which makes the sighting not possible.
Based on the astronomical calculations and personal experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will NOT be visible across the country on this day.
Please note: Ramadan will be 30 days InShaAllah, if the Crescent was sighted on Wednesday 17th June 2015. However if not sighted on that day, then Ramadan will be 29 days. It is highly possible to sight Hilal of Shawwal on 17th July 2015 across the country. For other countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, etc, They will sight hilal on 16th June 2015, since it’s 29th of Shaban on that day. However due to the Moon will set before the Sun, it will not be possible to sight Hilal on that day, Therefore Shaban will continue its 30 days and Ramadan will start on 18th June 2015.
This is technical report only for sighting assistance, No final conclusion until the sighting has been taken place.
Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.
May Allah Accept our fasting, Prayers and good deeds. Ameen.
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This post results are almost similar to the older post “Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1435”
AlSalaam Alikum, Todays results
1. Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Mundhir AlShibani from Muscat City in Seeb State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, 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
Eng. Mundhir AlShibani said: “The Crescent was not seen in this location, I started observing at 18:20 before sunset to 19:34 moonset UTC+4. The atmospheric condition was very hazy and dusty at the horizon with some clouds. However the Crescent was sighted in different location (Ibri and Mahaza) by other team members.”
More at: http://icoproject.org/icop/ram36.html
Ramadan Kareem to all
May Allah look favorably on all of his people during the time of Ramadan and Eid and bring you all many blessings in accordance with his will.
Clear skies and peaceful cosmic waves across the oceans of AstrOceanOmy 🙂
Please note, The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on July 16th @ 5:32:45 UTC+4