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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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2012 in review

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All thanks to the WordPress stats helper, which prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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Hilal Sighting news for Dhu al-Hijah 1433H

According to the Universal Hejric Calendar (UHC), which is based on the calculated crescent visibility, the start of this month in the Eastern Region will be on Wednesday 17 October 2012 and in the Western Region will be on Tuesday 16 October 2012. Thus, the first day of Eid in the Eastern Region will be on Friday 26 October 2012 and in the Western Region will be on Thursday 25 October 2012.

Thul Hijjah Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results for Oman today [16 October 2012] For other countries, please refer to ICOP website.

Seen: ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from Al-Fulaij City in Muscat State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: “The crescent moon was sighted an hour and ten minutes before sunset. The crescent was seen all the way until after sunset.”

Saudi Arabia: The Crescent was seen as well. Therefore Tomorrow 17th October 2012 will be the first day of Dhu al-Hijah.

Dhualhija 1433Hilal

Hajj and Eid Mubarak to All – May Allah Accept our ibadah (prayers) and forgive all of us..Ameen

Note: This is not a technical report. For any Crescent/sighting data, please contact me or comment on this post below. Clear Skies

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Crescent Visibility Report for Sha’ban 1431‏

Crescent Visibility Report for Sha’ban 1431 (Monday 12th July 2010) Based on settings*

(Sha’ban) is one of the Arabic months – See the Islamic Calendar

 

* Settings:-

– Moon Times from:  12/07/2010 CE   To:  12/07/2010 CE

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

– Refraction Settings: Temperature: 30 °C   Pressure: 1011 mb

– Delta T: 65.2 Second(s)

Timing: (12th/07/2010)                   Sun                                       Moon

Rise:                                               5:26                                       05:48

Transit:                                           12:11                                      12:41

Set:                                                18:55                                      19:29

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.89 days old.

Set Time difference : 34 minutes

Based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) will be visible across the country. In North of Oman and the Capital Muscat, the Hilal will only be visible thru optical aid such as Binoculars and Telescope. If we go towards South of Oman, the chances of visibility increases as it could be possible to sight Hilal by Naked eye. As shown in the graph photo above. (Graph produced by Accurate Times software)

However the chances for Crescent visibility either by using optical aid or naked eye depend on many other factors:-

 

The first factor which I have described above, in which astronomical calculations indicates the possibility to view Hilal in the sky.

 

The second factor is the age of the Hilal (Crescent waxing)

The Waxing Crescent here is 0.90 days old, which is still young.

 

The third factor is the sky conditions and location itself, which always plays a big role for the crescent visibility in the sky.

The fourth factor depends on the physical health and skills/talent of the person sight – Perfect vision and / or the conditions of the optical aid used, such as optical quality & performance.

All of factors mentioned above play around with each other. If one of the factor fails, then sighting becomes very very difficult if not impossible.

MY sighting result for today’s report

Equipment used: 10X50mm DPS R Olympus Binoculars, Field of view 6.5 degrees

I have failed to sight the Hilal because of the following factors:

First comes the third factor

and also the second factor played around well. It was hard to view from my location..Muscat the Capital City of Oman.

Location all surrounded by buildings, motor pollution and so on..

My previous similar post: Eid Al Fitr 2009 Moon waxing crescent sighting

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