Crescent Visibility Report for Thul Hijjah 1439 AH

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

Crescent Visibility  Report for Thul Hijjah 1439 AH (Saturday 11th & 12th August 2018) (28th & 29th of Dhu al-Qidah 1439) Based on settings*

11th August 2018

* Settings:-

The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) (First light touch) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 11th August 2018) at 14:06 UTC+4 or 10:06 UTC.

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

Timing: (11th/08/2018)
@18:00:00
Sun Sun Moon Sleeping half-moon
Rise 05:40:25 05:21:30
Transit 12:11:41 12:08:50
Set 18:42:39 18:52:14
Azimuth (Degree)@17:00 283° 39.329′ 283°  6.106′
Altitude (Degree)@17:00 6°  49.858′ 8°  36.906′

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent (Hilal) at sunset : ~ 0.2 days old.

Set Time difference : ~10 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:42 Pm UTC+4 @ (283° 39.329′ W), and 6:52 pm @ (283°  6.106′ W) for the Moon which makes out only around 10 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.

Based on Saudi Arabia on 11th August 2018 – 29th Thul Qidah 1439, and as usual, someone claimed to witness the Crescent, despite its extreme difficulty. The Officially 1st Thul Hijjah is on 12 August. Therefore Arafah Day will be on Monday 20th of August and 1st Day of Eid will be on Tuesday 21st August 2018.  For this, some countries had to follow the same to match the dates of the Arafah Day.

 


 

Crescent Visibility  Report for Thul Hijjah 1439 AH (Sunday 12th August 2018) (29th of Dhu al-Qidah 1439) Based on settings*

12th August 2018

* Settings:-

The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) (First light touch) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 11th August 2018) at 14:06 UTC+4 or 10:06 UTC.

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

Timing: (12th/08/2018)
@18:00:00
Sun Sun Moon Sleeping half-moon
Rise 05:40:50 05:28:24
Transit 12:11:32 13:07:32
Set 18:41:55 19:41:57
Azimuth (Degree) 273° 10.991′ 262° 58.720′
Altitude (Degree) 32°  18.339′ 44°  59.397′

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent (Hilal) at sunset : ~ 1.20 days old.

Set Time difference : ~60 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:41 Pm UTC+4 @ (273° 10.991 W), and 7:41 pm @ (262° 58.720′ W) for the Moon which makes out only around 60 minuets before each set below the Horizon. It is therefore possible to sight by naked eye and astronomical instruments yet bit challaging because the moon will be at around 15° in altitude after the Sunset. It all depends on the weather and sighting sight conditions.

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

Updates on the results:-

11th August 2018: Sighting technicaly was not possible.

12th August 2018: Sighting was not possible despite good chance to observe compared to yesterday. I have sighted from the city by naked eyes only. Perhaps in other location it would be possible.

Wherever you are, May Allah’s blessing light your way, strengthen, your faith and bring joy to your heart as you, praise and server today, tomorrow and always. Hajj & Eid Mubarak

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