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Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan & Shawwal 1443

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

Crescent Visibility Reports for Ramadan 1443 (29th of Shaban, Friday 1st April 2022) & Shawwal 1443 (29th 0f Ramadan, Sunday 1st May 2022)**, 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 1443 (29th of Shaban, Friday 1st April 2022)

*Settings:-

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

Timing (1st/04/2022)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
SunMoon
Rise5:58:586:08:01
Transit12:10:2812:20:45
Set18:22:0918:35:47
Azimuth(Degree)@18:00~270°44.722`~270°10.246`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00~10° 6.405`~6° 58.433`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.32 days old. = 7.68 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 13 minutes

The New Moon crescent’s first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on April 1st @ 10:33 UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would not be possible to observe with naked eyes or with only optical aid on this day, because of the Set Time difference and age of the Crescent which is very young.

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sunsets at 6:22 Pm UTC+4@ (270°W), and 6:35 pm @ (270° W) for the Moon which makes out around 13minuets for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

From this report, it is not possible to sight the crescent “Hilal” even with the help of optical Aid (Telescope). Yet might be possible yet challenging through a CCD camera. The chances increase as we move towards the southwest of the globe and or sighting at a higher altitude. However, it all depends on weather conditions at that place and time. Yet because of the Moon age and set time, it will not be possible to sight by naked eyes including with Optical aid. Shaaban will most probably continue its 30 days. InShaAllah (If God wills), this is what I highly presume will happen according to the past reports and practical sightings.

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 Shawwal 1443 (Sunday 1st May 2022) (29th Ramadan 1443) Based on settings*

*Settings:-

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

Timing1st/05/2022)
@18:00:00 UTC+4
SunMoon
Rise5:32:545:48:14
Transit12:03:3812:27:11
Set18:34:3619:10:24
Azimuth(Degree)@18:00~283°50.205`~282°49.801`
Altitude (Degree) @18:00~6° 27.461`~13° 48.327`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.73 days old. = 17.52 hrs old

Set Time difference : approx 36 minutes

The New Moon crescent’s first light will be in conjunction with the Sun on May 1st @ 00:37UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible yet difficult through naked eyes and highly possible through 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 6:34 Pm UTC+4 @ (283°W), and 7:10 pm @ (282° W) for the Moon which makes out around 36 minutes for the sighting before it sets below the true Horizon.

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 the comments section below. Please visit International Astronomical Center for detailed results across the globe.

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

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

A gift from me for your Desktop wallpaper. (Haya sufia masjid) Wallpaper. Captured during my last visit to Turkey last year.
A gift from me for your Desktop wallpaper. (Haya sufia masjid) Wallpaper. Captured during my last visit to Turkey last year.

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