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Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1439

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

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1439 (Tuesday 15th May 2018) & Shawwal 1439 (Thursday, 14th June 2018)**, Based on settings*

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1439 (Tuesday 15th May 2018) (29th of Shaaban 1439)

Crescent Visibility on 15th May 2018

*Settings:-

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

Timing: (15th/05/2018)
@18:00:00UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:23:47 05:22:11
Transit 12:01:57 11:58:48
Set 18:40:20 18:38:43
Azimuth (Degree) @18:00 ~287° 22.529`   ~282°31.503`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~7° 46.168` ~6° 58.868`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.09 days old.

Set Time difference : approx 2 minutes  (Moon before the Sun)

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:40 Pm @ (289° WNW), and 6:38 pm @ (283° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 2 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

From this report, We conclude that it will not be possible to sight the Crescent (Hilal)  on this day for many factors. Therefore Shaaban will continue its 3o days InShaAllah (If God Wills)  and Ramadan will start on 17th of May 2018. InShaAllah

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Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1439 (Thursday, 14th June 2018) (29th Ramadan 1439)

Crescent Visibility on 14th June 2018

*Settings:-

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

Timing: (14th/06/2018)
@18:00:00UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:18:27 05:45:31
Transit 12:05:49 12:38:45
Set 18:53:15 19:33:11
Azimuth (Degree) @18:00 ~291° 2.682`   ~282°40.215`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~10° 20.852` ~18° 28.725`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.79 days old.

Set Time difference : approx 40 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:53 Pm @ (294° WNW), and 7:33 pm @ (290° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 40 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

The WNW Sky on 14June2018 at18

The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly and   for the Altitude, which makes the sighting bit challenging but possible.

The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on June 13th @ 23:52UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible yet challenging to observe on this day.

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

illustration image of Mundhir observing the skies

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

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

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