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Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1438 & Shawwal 1438

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

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1438 (Friday 26th May 2017) & Shawwal 1438 (Saturday-Sunday, 24-25th June 2017)**, Based on settings*

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1438 (Friday 26th May 2017) (29th of Shaaban 1438)

Crescent Visibility on 26th May 2017

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (26th/05/2017)
@18:00:00UTC+4
 Sun  Moon
 Rise 05:19:46 05:51:35
Transit 12:02:38 12:38:11
Set 18:45:42 19:27:03
 Azimuth (Degree) @18:00  ~289° 23.192`   ~282°11.284`
 Altitude (Degree)@18:00  ~8° 54.671` ~17° 20.841`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.76 days old.

Set Time difference : approx 41 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:45 Pm @ (292° WNW), and 7:27 pm @ (289° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 41 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

@18:00 UTC+4 Muscat

On this day, the Moon sets nearly 41 minuets after the sunset, which makes the crescent sighting possible, yet difficult due to the angle and Crescent age at this time, however it is possible to sight the crescent with greater chances  from higher altitudes and towards the south of the country.

The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on May 25th @ 23:53 UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) would be possible to sight on this day, depending on the weather climate. If not sighted on this day then Shaaban will continue its 30 days.

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Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1438 (Tuesday 24-25th June 2017) (29th Ramadan 1438)

**Note:

If Ramadan Starts on Saturday 27 May 2017, Then 29th Ramadan is on Saturday, 24th June 2017

If Ramadan Starts on Sunday 28 May 2017, Then 29th Ramadan will be on Sunday, 25th June 2017.

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From the Astronomical Calculations on 24th June 2017,  We Conclude that if 29th Ramadan starts on 27th May, Then Ramadan will continue its 30 days InShaAllah. Because based on settings in Oman, The Moon Crescent is not possible to sight on this day due to following reasons:

SunSet @ 18:55:43 UTC+4 , MoonSet @ 19:14:14 UTC+4 ,

Set Time Difference : 19 Minutes Max

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.50 days old. =12hrs old.

Sun Latitude:  -00°:00′:01″   & Moon Latitude: -03°:36′:07″   Very Near to the Sun and Very young.

It is very difficult to sight the Crescent even with experienced astronomer, Perfect Weather conditions and with Optical Assistant of Telescope and CCD Camera. Extremely challenging. Except if we go towards the south-west side of the Globe. 

Moon & Sun on 24th June 2017

However if Ramadan starts on Sunday, 28th May 2017, then 29th of Ramadan will be on Sunday, 25th June 2017, and based on Calculations settings, it is possible to sight the crescent on this day from Majority of the World. If Ramadan Crescent was sighted on 28th May 2017, Then Ramadan will end as 29 days most probebly because on 25th June 2017 is very easy to sight in most parts of the World.

Shawwal Crescent Visibility on 25th June 2017

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (25th/06/2017)
@18:00:00UTC+4
 Sun  Moon
 Rise 05:20:36 06:33:36
Transit 12:08:15 13:24:33
Set 18:55:52 20:14:02
 Azimuth (Degree) @18:00  ~290° 59.768`   ~279°9.086`
 Altitude (Degree)@18:00  ~10° 53.405` ~27° 31.012`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 1.48 days old.

Set Time difference : approx 78 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:55 Pm @ (294° WNW), and 8:14 pm @ (290° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 78 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

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

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

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

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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

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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.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1436

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

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1436 (Wednesday 17th June 2015) & Shawwal 1436 (Thursday 16th July 2015), Based on settings*

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1436 (Wednesday 17th June 2015) (29th of Shaaban 1436)

17 June 2015

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (17th/06/2015)
@18:00:00 UTC+4

Sun Moon
Rise 05:18:48 05:59:52

Transit

12:06:25 12:47:22
Set 18:54:28 19:34:41
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~291° 3.107` ~281° 39.044`
Altitude (Degree)@18:00 ~10° 36.487` ~19° 19.410`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 1 days old.

Set Time difference : 41 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:54 Pm @ (296° WNW), and 7:34 pm @ (289° WNW) for the Moon which makes out around 41 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

Sun and Moon @18:00UTC+4 on June 17th

On this day, the Moon sets nearly 41 minuets after the sunset, which makes the crescent sighting possible.

The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun on June 16th @ 18:14 UTC+4, and based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) should  be visible across the country and mostly in clear quality skies zones by using the optical aid and minimal chance by naked eye.

Shaa’ban will continue its 30 days, if Hilal (the moon crescent sighted with negative results) Otherwise, Ramadan will start on Thursday, 18th June 2015  InShaAllah (If God Wills)  

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Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1436 (Tuesday 16th July 2015) (29th Ramadan 1436)

16 July 2015 The crescent will be impossible if “not possible” to sight in most parts of the world on this day, however the chances to sight increases as we head towards south east; South Africa and South America.

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (16th/07/2015)
@18:00:00 UTC+4

Sun Moon
Rise 05:28:08 05:38:58

Transit

12:11:38 12:22:01
Set 18:54:57 19:03:11
Azimuth (Degree)@18:00 ~288° 41.175` ~281° 27.013`
Altitude (Degree)@18:00 ~10° 59.171` ~12° 51.939`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.52 days old.
Set Time difference : ~8 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:54:57 Pm @ (293° WNW), and 6:03:11 pm @ (287° WNW) for the Moon which makes out only 8 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

16th July 2015 at18UTC4

The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly and   for the Altitude, which makes the sighting not possible.

Based on the astronomical calculations and personal experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will NOT be visible across the country on this day.

 

Please note: Ramadan will be 30 days InShaAllah, if the Crescent was sighted on Wednesday 17th June 2015. However if not sighted on that day, then Ramadan will be 29 days. It is highly possible to sight Hilal of Shawwal on 17th July 2015 across the country. For other countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, etc, They will sight hilal on 16th June 2015, since it’s 29th of Shaban on that day. However due to the Moon will set before the Sun, it will not be possible to sight Hilal on that day, Therefore Shaban will continue its 30 days and Ramadan will start on 18th June 2015.

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.

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

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