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Welcome to >>> Mundhir’s Blog of Astronomy & Universe

Note from AstrOceanOmy

Dear Everyone,

I would like to announce that Microsoft had decided
to shutdown the Spaces services few months back. In the process of that, this Space will remain
on the net upto March next year, or until I upgrad it to WordPress blogging service.

At the moment I’m having some
problems to backup my hard work on this Space, but soon once things solve out, I
will immediately shift to WordPress blogging service. Please follow up in my
profile or website for the new link in the next coming weeks…

Mary Christmas & Happy New Lunar & Solar Year in advance

Clear Skies,


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

Clear Skies  ^_^

Mundhir has something great to reveal!‏



Who is the hero of the world?

Solar Observer – The first magazine of solar astronomy

Dear everyone,

Welcome to Solar Observer, the first magazine of solar astronomy.


Scheduled to be launch by Spring 2010.

FREE of charge for issue 1, in PDF format!

Free subscription for up-to-date information!

Sign up now at Solar Observer.

Life After Death

Do you believe in life after Death?

BOSS said to an employee: Do you believe in life after Death?

EMPLOYEE: ‘Certainly not! There’s no proof of it’, he replied.

BOSS: ‘Well, there is now. After you left early yesterday to go to your uncle’s funeral, he came here looking for you…..!

ISS Space Junk Reentry ALERT





The EAS photographed on July 23, 2007, by ISS astronauts





As Received from my e-mail yesterday 1st Nov 2008 from Space Weather News.

"More than a year ago, in July 2007, International Space Station astronauts threw an obsolete, refrigerator-sized ammonia reservoir overboard. Ever since, the 1400-lb piece of space junk has been circling Earth in a decaying orbit–and now it is about to reenter. If predictions are correct, the "Early Ammonia Servicer" (EAS for short) will turn into a brilliant fireball as it disintegrates in Earth’s atmosphere during the early hours of Monday, Nov. 3rd. Uncertainties in the exact reentry time are so great (plus or minus 15 hours at the time of this alert) that it is impossible to pinpoint where the fireball will appear. At the moment, every continent except Antarctica has some favorable ground tracks.

Readers should check our Satellite Tracker ( for possible overflights. Before reentry, the EAS will seem about as bright as a 2nd or 3rd magnitude star, similar to the stars of the Big Dipper. During re-entry, the disintegrating reservoir could light up like a full Moon. Flyby predictions should be regarded as approximate because the orbital elements of the EAS are now changing so rapidly. Updates will be posted on "

Well I just hope it wont hit anyone 🙂 . I wonder if it hits my car! Will the insurance company pay for it  🙂

For more updates and whether the EAS will hit your car or not. 🙂 Please visit the link below.

Blog List Updates


  Hi everyone, 

 there are some changes in my blog, as you can see I have deleted the websites list. and made all the links more organized into folders as you can see in the right picture. For example if you click Astronomy folder, you will see all the links which are related to Astronomy. Moreover you can use the search box above to find on what your looking for.           







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From Mundhir, after Graduation & Vacation

Hi everyone, hope you’re all well. long time I didn’t update my space coz I was and still too busy with my works. anyway I’m currently looking for a job . and yeah soon I’ll post some of my graduation pictures and vacation pictures. I’ll try all if I can. I have got now BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with good grade 🙂 . I wanted to study Masters this year, but my mum suggests me to work and gain experience first which I think is right thing to do. I might work now for 1 or 2 years then complete my studies. I might get study scholarship from the company itself who knows. anyways keep visiting ma space blog for more updates. Soon

Have a nice day 🙂