Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1437

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

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1437 (Sunday 5th June 2016) & Shawwal 1437 (Tuesday 5th July 2016), Based on settings*

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1437 (Sunday 5th June 2016) (29th of Shaaban 1437)

Ramadan 1437

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (5th/06/2016)
@18:00:00UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:18:14 05:31:58
Transit 12:04:09 12:19:21
Set 18:50:11 19:08:00
Azimuth (Degree) @18:00 ~290° 32.373` ~283° 50.161`
Altitude (Degree)@18:00  ~9° 51.004` ~13° 32.384`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.48 days old.

Set Time difference : 18 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:50 Pm @ (293° WNW), and 7:08 pm @ (288° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 18 minuets before each set below the Horizon

Screen Shot

On this day, the Moon sets nearly 18 minuets after the sunset, which makes the crescent sighting extremely difficult due to the angle and Crescent age at this time.

The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on June 5th @ 07:08 UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be extremely difficult to sight on this day.

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Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1437 (Tuesday 5th July 2016) (29th Ramadan 1437)

Shawwal 1437

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (5th/07/2016)
@18:00:00UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:23:26 06:11:32
Transit 12:10:14 12:58:01
Set 18:56:25 19:42:43
Azimuth (Degree) @18:00 ~290° 5.277` ~279° 25.682`
Altitude (Degree)@18:00  ~11° 10.709` ~21° 19.047`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 1.17 days old.
Set Time difference : ~46 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:56:25 Pm @ (293° WNW), and 7:42:43 pm @ (285° WNW) for the Moon which makes out only 46 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

Screen Shot

The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly 11° and 10°  for the Altitude, which makes the sighting possible.

Based on the astronomical calculations and personal experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will be visible across the country on this day.

Please note: Ramadan will be 29 days InShaAllah, if the Crescent was sighted on Tuesday 5th July 2016. However if not sighted on that day, then Ramadan will continue its 30 days. It is highly possible to sight Hilal of Shawwal on Tuesday 5th July 2016 across the country.

This is technical report only for sighting assistance, No final conclusion until the sighting has been taken place.

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Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

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

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2 responses to “Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1437

  1. Update: Forgot to add this in the report of Shawwal: The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on July 4th @ 15:10 UTC+4.

  2. The Crescent was not seen in this location(Muscat-Seeb), We started observing before sunset to 19:42 moonset UTC+4. The atmospheric condition was hazy and dusty at the horizon. Even the Sun we could barely see it with naked eye around the horizon (Refer attached pictures) We have used Binoculars and Telescopes with CCD. However the Crescent was sighted in different locations such as Jabal Akhdahr by our team members

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