Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan & Shawwal 1441

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

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan 1441 (29th of Shaban, Thursday 23rd April 2020) & Shawwal 1441 (29th 0f Ramadan, Friday-Saturday, 22nd-23rd May 2020)**, Based on settings*

These technical reports are made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place. Please follow the government official announcement

Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1441 (29th of Shaban, Thursday 23rd April 2020)

23 April 2020 Ramadan 1441

*Settings:-

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

Timing:(23rd/04/2020)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:38:34 05:55:06
Transit 12:04:47 12:21:31
Set 18:31:15 18:50:55
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~281° 13.507`  ~276°54.109`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~6° 29.978` ~10° 36.715`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.48 days old. = 11.52 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 20 minutes

The New Moon crecent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on April 23rd @ 06:35UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible through CCD yet extreamly challenging to observe with naked eyes or with only optical aid on this day, beacuse of the Set Time diffrence and age of the Crescent which is very young.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:31 Pm UTC+4 @ (282° WNW), and 6:51 pm @ (281° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 20 minuets for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

From this report, it is possible to sight the crecent “Hilal” with the help of optical Aid (Telescope) and CCD camera toagther, and the chances increases as we move towards the south west of the globe and or sighting at a higher altitude. It all depands on weather conditions at that place and time. Yet because of the Moon age and set time, it will be extreamly difficult to sight by naked eyes only including even is sighted with Opptical aid it will be a great challange. If sighted, Ramadan will start on Friday 24th April 2020, if not, Shaaban will continue its 3o days InShaAllah (If God Wills) ,this is what I highly presume will hapen according to the past reports and practical sightings.


Crescent Visibility Reports for Shawwal 1441 (Friday 22nd / Saturday 23rd May 2020)**, (29th Ramadan 1441)  Based on settings*

**Note:

  • If Ramadan Started on Friday 24th April 2020 (Which is less likely), Then 29th Ramadan is on Friday, 22nd May 2020. (Refer 1st Report below)
  • If Ramadan Started on Saturday 25th April 2020 (Which is most likely), Then 29th Ramadan will be on Saturday, 23rd May 2020. (Refer 2nd Report below)

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(1st Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1441 (Friday 22nd May 2020) (29th Ramadan 1441) Based on settings*

22 May 2020 Shawwal 1441

*Settings:-

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

Timing:(22nd/05/2020)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:21:44 05:06:11
Transit 12:03:10 11:46:47
Set 18:44:49 18:30:58
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~288° 40.302`  ~286°28.936`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~8° 51.984` ~5° 49.952`

Age of Moon: Waning Crescent : ~ 29.39 days old. = 705.36 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 14 minutes (Moon sets before the Sun)

From the calculations above, it is clearly Impossible to sight the crescent on this day for the following main reasons;

  • The New Crescent is not born yet. Still in waning stage
  • The Moon sets before the Sun

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(2nd Report) Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1441 (Saturday 23rd May 2020) (29th Ramadan 1441) Based on settings*

23 May 2020 Shawwal 1441

*Settings:-

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

Timing:(23rd/05/2020)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
Sun Moon
Rise 05:21:25 05:46:06
Transit 12:03:15 12:34:30
Set 18:45:18 19:26:14
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~288° 50.492`  ~285°23.708`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00 ~8° 57.321` ~17° 14.679`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.85 days old. = 20.4 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 41 minutes

The New Moon crecent first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on May 22nd @ 21:48UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible through naked eyes and Optical Aid support across the country on this day. Factors such as site location & Atmospheric conditions will determine the conclusion.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:45 Pm UTC+4 @ (293° WNW), and 7:26 pm @ (292° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 41 minuets for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

The Sky on 23rd May 2020 at 1800

These technical reports are made only for sighting assistance, No final conclusions are made until the Moon Crescent sighting has been taken place. Please follow the government official announcement

Results will be published in comments section below. Please visit International Astronomical Center for detailed results across the globe.

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

As long its not yet safe to be in physical touch with others, please stay at home and make dua for Almighty Allah to ease our difficulties after this hardship times..

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

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One response to “Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan & Shawwal 1441

  1. Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1441 (29th of Shaban, Thursday 23rd April 2020) Results updates: As predicted, the Crescent was not sighted by telescope or naked eyes. However it was possible to capture it during daylight by latest CMOS camera and telescope, but we don’t count that as official sighting. Therefore Shaban will continue its 30 day and Ramdan will start on Saturday 25 April 2020. InShaAllah. Ramdan Kareem and stay home safe.

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