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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.

Screen Shot

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

Screen Shot

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.

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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. 

1435 SightingDay

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 1435

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

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1435 (Friday 27th June 2014) & Shawwal 1435 (Sunday 27th July 2014), Based on settings*

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1435 (Friday 27th June 2014) (29th of Shaaban 1435)

Ramadan 1435

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (27th/06/2014)
@18:00:00 UTC+4

Sun

Moon

Rise

05:21:22

05:20:21

Transit

12:08:58

12:08:07

Set

18:56:31

18:54:18

Azimuth (Degree)@18:00

~290° 50`

~285° 12`

Altitude (Degree)@18:00

~10° 55`

~10° 33`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.24 days old.

Set Time difference : ~2 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:56 Pm @ (294° WNW), and 6:54 pm @ (289° WNW) for the Moon which makes out only 2 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

Screen Shot from StarryNight Pro Plus7

On this day, the Moon sets nearly 2 minuets before the sun, which makes the crescent sighting not only difficult but impossible.

The New Moon will be in conjunction with the Sun @ 12:08 UTC+4, however based on the astronomical calculations and personal experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will NOT be visible across the country.

Therefore Shaa’ban will continue its 30 days

Ramadan will start on Sunday, 29th June 2014  InShaAllah (If God Wills)

Please note, Actual Ramadan starts after the Sunset on Saturday 28th  ..

(Not to get confused, The Arabic new day always starts after Sunset)

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Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1435 (Sunday 27th July 2014) (29th Ramadan 1435)

Shawwal 1435

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: (27th/07/2014)
@18:00:00 UTC+4

Sun

Moon

Rise

05:33:25

05:48:23

Transit

12:12:29

12:25:25

Set

18:51:18

18:59:29

Azimuth (Degree)@18:00

~286° 40`

~278° 36`

Altitude (Degree)@18:00

~9° 57`

~11° 46`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.64 days old.
Set Time difference : ~8 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:51 Pm @ (290° W), and 6:59 pm @ (282° W) for the Moon which makes out only 8 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

Screen Shot

The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly 8° and 2°  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.

Therefore Ramadan will continue its 30 days InShaAllah (If God Wills)

Shawwal will start on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 InShaAllah (If God Wills)

Shawwal 1434 Hilal sighting Day

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

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

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This post results are almost similar to the older post “Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1434

Crescent Visibility Report for Thul Hijjah 1434 AH

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

Crescent Visibility  Report for Thul Hijjah 1434 AH (Saturday 5th October 2013) (29th of Dhu al-Qidah 1434) Based on settings*

Saturday 05 October 2013

* Settings:-

The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 05 October 2013) at 00:36 UTC.

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

Timing: (5th/10/2013)
@17:00:00
Sun Sun Moon Sleeping half-moon
Rise 05:58:46 06:06:34
Transit 11:53:53 12:03:48
Set 17:48:56 18:00:37
Azimuth (Degree)@17:00 259° 57.277′ 253°  51.625′
Altitude (Degree)@17:00 10°  16.376′ 12°  19.247′

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent (Hilal) : ~ 0.53 days old.

Set Time difference : ~12 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 5:48 Pm @ (264° 53.317` W), and 6:00 pm @ (259° 53.825` W) for the Moon which makes out only around 12 minuets before each set below the Horizon. It is therefore very difficult to sight the Crescent on this day not only in Oman but the whole middle east region.

And, based on the calculated crescent visibility, the start of this month in the Eastern Region will be on Sunday 06 October 2013 and in the Western Region will be on Sunday 06 October 2013. Hence the first day of Eid in both regions will be on Tuesday 15 October 2013. It has to be matched due to Hajj, And Allah Knows best.

The results will be posted later in the comments section below. Please visit later today for the final conclusion.

Have a nice day and Clear Skies

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Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan & Shawwal 1434

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

Crescent Visibility Combined Report for Ramadan 1434 (Monday 8th July 2013) & Shawwal 1434 (Wednesday 7th August 2013), Based on settings*

Crescent Visibility  Report for Ramadan 1434 (Monday 8th July 2013) (29th of Shaaban 1434)

8 July Hilal Sighting for Ramadan 1434

* Settings:-

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

Timing: (8th/07/2013)
@18:00:00

Sun Sun

Moon Sleeping half-moon
Rise

05:25:00

05:24:10

Transit

12:10:41

12:10:01

Set

18:56:14

18:53:55

Azimuth (Degree)@18:00

~289° 46.311`

~284° 10.566`

Altitude (Degree)@18:00

~11° 5.030`

~10° 41.631`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.24 days old.

Set Time difference : ~1.5 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:56 Pm @ (294° 57.400` WNW), and 6:53 pm @ (288° 54.851` WNW) for the Moon which makes out only 1.5 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 18.00.00

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 18.00.00 Zoom

On this day, the Moon sets nearly 2 minuets before the sun, which makes the crescent sighting not only difficult but impossible.

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 18.00.00 Zoom2

The Crescent is already born on this day, however based on the astronomical calculations and personal experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will NOT be visible across the country.

Therefore Shaa’ban will continue its 30 days

Ramadan will start on Wednesday, 10th July 2013  InShaAllah (If God Wills)

Please note, Ramadan starts after the Sunset on Tuesday  ..

(Not to get confused, The Arabic new day always starts after Sunset)

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Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1434 (Wednesday 7th August 2013) (29th Ramadan 1434)

Hilal Sighting for Shawwal 1434

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: (7th/08/2013)

Sun Sun

Moon Sleeping half-moon
Rise

05:38:01

05:53:35

Transit

12:11:21

12:24:01

Set

18:44:26

18:52:01

Azimuth (Degree)@18:00

~283° 55.160`

~275° 8.468`

Altitude (Degree)@18:00

~8° 57.281`

~10° 42.77`

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.62 days old.

Set Time difference : ~7.5 minutes

Based on the Astronomical data report, the Sun sets at 6:44 Pm @ (288° 7.761` W), and 6:52 pm @ (279° 55.673` W) for the Moon which makes out only 7.5 minuets before each set below the Horizon.

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 18.00.00

On this day, the Moon sets after the Sun, which brings a hope to sight if possible compared to the first repot above.

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 18.00.00 Zoom

The Azimuth between the Moon and the Sun is nearly 9°

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 18.00.00 Zoom2

~ 98% chances that Ramadan will be 30 days this year. Just giving 2% hope to our new advanced Telescope and CCD camera to find the crescent under clear skies hopefully Smile. Please refer to my previous post for the factors.

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

Therefore Ramadan will continue its 30 days InShaAllah (If God Wills)

Shawwal will start on Friday, 9th August 2013 InShaAllah (If God Wills)

Wish you all a clear skies and a happy sighting day (If you could find it ^_^)

You’ve got nearly 2% to sight it using advanced optical systems/CCD cameras

Hilal Sighting

Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak in advance to Everyone.

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

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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

Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1433

Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1433 (Thursday 18th August 2012) Based on settings*

Ramadan Kareem , first of all the Crescent visibility for Shawwal on 17th August (Friday Evening) won’t happen due to the following reasons;

  1. The Moon Crescent is still in Waning Gibbous and still did not enter into the new moon phase (Waxing Gibbous). The Conjunction Occurs After Sunset.
  2. The Moon sets approximately ~22 minutes before the Sun.
  3. It is 28th of Ramadan (Oman), Therefore Ramadan cannot be 28 days. Instead Ramadan must be 29 or (30 Max) Days.

For the main three reasons above, the Official Sighting Day is on 18th of August 2012.  In case of Saudi Arabia, It’s 29th of Ramadan and the sighting on this day (17th August) is not possible due to the same reasons above.

Saudi Arabia will fast 30 days of Ramadan, Therefore Saudi  Arabia has no Official Sighting Day. Saudi Arabia and its followers has no option but to simply declare that on Sunday 19th 2012 is the first day of Eid Al Fitr, whether they witness the crescent Hilal or not.

The report for Official sighting day in Oman (18 August 2012).

Shawwal 1433 Aug 18

* Settings:-

– Moon Times from: 18/08/2012  (dd/mm/yy) (24hrs)

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

Timing: (18th/08/2012)

Sun Sun

Moon Sleeping half-moon

Rise 05:42 6:12
Transit 12:09 12:34
Set 18:35 18:54
Azimuth @18:00 280°  269° 
Altitude @18:00 7°  3.6’ 11°  5.7’

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.95 days old.

Set Time difference : ~19 minutes

Based on the astronomical calculations, the Crescent (Hilal) will be visible across the country. In Oman and the Arab Gulf countries, the Hilal will only be visible thru optical aid such as Binoculars and Telescope. If we go towards South of Africa and Brazil, 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 depends on many other factors. Please Click here to refer to old post for the factors.

Screen shot 2012-08-18 at 18.00.00

The screen shot above from Starry Night Pro software which shows the new moon on. 18th/8/2012, 29/Ramadan/1433 (Arabic date). In the picture you can see that the Moon is around ~11°  away from the Sun @18:00, and the moon is only 0.95 days old which is a bit challenge to observe by naked eye even when viewed through optical aid.

We’ve got a big chance to observe the Hilal on higher Altitude here in Oman. With the help of technology and the equipment’s that we have, I say that 90% chances that Shawwal will be on 19th Of August.

This time will be fun and challenge, it all depands on the factors which I’ve mentioned earlier in my old post. Hopefully we will be able to sight it on that day. In-Sha-Allah (If God Wills)

If not, Ramadan will continue its 30 days.

Please Note: It is very bad to make a final conclusion stating that the month will start on such day (without reasonable evidence)  . We will be committing shirk if we do that. Instead we shall say the starting of such month will be so- on the following date after sighting the Moon Waxing Crescent (Hilal). InShaAllah

May Allah accept our fasting, forgive our sins, and guide us all to the Straight Path. May Allah bless us all during Ramadan, and throughout the year, with His forgiveness, mercy, and peace, and bring us all closer to Him and to each other. Ameen.

Clear Skies and Ramadan Kareem

                  Image Credit: Andrei Dorian Gheorghe and Valentin Grigore, Romania. GAM

Crescent Observation Results for Ramadan 1433

Know the crescent visibility of the current month, the locations from which you can see the crescent, where the crescent was actually seen, the official month start in different Islamic countries. Results are from ICOP members

This post is also part of my previous post >>Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1433

Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results
19 July 2012

Algeria

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa from Ghardaia City in Ghardaia State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

Brunei Darussalam

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei 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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad said: “The new moon was not sighted in Brunei this afternoon, Thursday 19/7/2012. Therefore the 1st day of Ramadan will start on Saturday, 21 July 2012.”

Germany

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Muhammad Al-Faarooq from Kirchheim unter Teck City in Baden-Württemberg State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

Ghana

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang from Accra City in Greater Accra Region State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang said: “All nine regions in Ghana did not see the new crescent except the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.  Two groups with representation from the National Hilal Committee went to the hihg ground to observe the new crescent, but could not see it.  On their return to the city, they were told that someone saw it with some other people and hence announcement was made that night to commerce the fast on the following day.  The next day (friday July 20) after sunset the new crescent was clearly seen by almost all the ten regions in Ghana.  Ramadan Mubarak…Ramadan Kareem!”

Indonesia

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: “On Thursday, July 19, 2012: The New Crescent of Ramadhan 1433 AH was NOT SEEN from Assalaam Observatory- Surakarta Central Java – Indonesia. We are about 200 moslem tried to see, but the sky was cloudy. And also about 38 location in Indonesia reported that the Hilal was not seen. Indonesia Government declared the 1st Ramadhan 1433 AH will be on Saturday, July 21, 2012. ”

Indonesia

Malaysia

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tanjung Bidara City in Melaka State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Kassim Bahali said: “The Hilal sighting ceremony was held at Al-Khawarizmi Observatory. The Governor of Malacca and more than 300 peoples joined this ceremony. Hilal was not seen due to western sky was cloudy.”

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Nigeria

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Simwal Jibril from Kaduna City in Kaduna 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Simwal Jibril said: “The western horizon was partly cloudy,sunset was not visible too.”

2. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Qamardeen Yasin Muhammad from LAGOS City in LAGOS State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Qamardeen Yasin Muhammad said: “It was cloudy here, Sun disc disappear at 6:38 Pm local time due to Cloudy Western sky (approx: 20 degree). New Hilal of Ramadan is not visble.”

3. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Usman El-Nafaty from Bauchi City in Bauchi State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Usman El-Nafaty said: “The western sky was totally clody as it is now rainy Aston here in Bauchi Nigeria. So the crescent was not sighted. However I got report from another town, Nafada about 350km away where the sky was superbly clear and hundreds of people there have tried sighting it but could not see it. All other friends that I constantly ask to try sighting the crescent during other lunar months also admitted not seeing it. Surprisingly though we heard from some media outlets that some people in couple of locations have sighted it.  The problem though is that once Saudi Arabia announced beginning of Ramadan it becomes a very strong justufication for claims of sighting and thus very difficult to refute.
Alhamdu Lillah.

Usman El-Nafaty”

Oman

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Jebel Shams City in Ad Dakhiliyah State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: “We went to Jebel Shams, a 3000m high mountain to try to observe the crescent on 19. July. We started around 0930 and tried for 6 hours to image the crescent in daytime, but could not detect it. The sky was ok (which probably translates to excellent by local standards), but the area around the sun was still white with scattered light. This was not good enough to detect a crescent at 5° elongation.

Later, clouds moved in and covered the sky, with some light rain. Shortly before sunset, the sun reached the lower edge of the clouds and nicely vanished in the haze some time later, still above the geometrical horizon. As the crescent was at least 100 million times fainter (going from the astronomical brightnes of sun and crescent) i just watched the colorful show.

I tried to take some “measurements” of the sky brightness during the day, using a quick lashup of a solar-photometer-lens for my DSLR. I will try to analyze these images later, hoping to get some kind of numerical value for the sky quality we encountered.

Oman

Saudi Arabia

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Bokariyyah City in al Gaseem State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

2. Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. Samy Khadem-Al-Charieh from Makkah City in Makkah State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Samy Khadem-Al-Charieh said: “The crescent was seen by our colleague in daytime by CCD only and it was very hard (6° elongation only). Because of the strong haze and the short moonlag time there was no success after sunset.”

South Africa

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Cape Province 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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim said: “As a point of interest, I set up a Dobsonian XT6 telescope to try to capture the crescent but to no avail. The solar coronal glare was larger than usual, especially upwards of the trailing limb of the sun. The moon was positioned in this area. There was a mass coronal emission yesterday and perhaps (?) this may be the cause of the excessive coronal glare.

The weather was fine and trying to break the world record for a telescopic sighting proved unsuccessful.”

United Kingdom

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: “On Thursday, 19 July 2012 (29 Shaban 1433 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan after sunset. None of the groups were able to sight the Hilal, even though some places had clear sky conditions.

We have not received any reliable sighting reports (Muhaqaq-Ruyat-Basari) from east of the UK/Morocco either. The Morocco Awqaf Ministry and Jamiat-e-Ulama South Africa have both reported negative sightings.

Therefore, the Wifaq/Batley Ulama have decided that the month of Shaban 1433 AH will complete 30 days and the month of Ramadan 1433 AH will start from Saturday 21 July 2012 (i.e. sunset of 20 July 2012), Insha-Allah.

Note that none of the 9 official Saudi Hilal Committees were able to sight the Ramadan Hilal this evening, even by telescopes, but the usual persons from near Riyadh (Sudair and Shaqra) have claimed sightings and their report has been accepted by the court. May Allah forgive our mistakes and guide us to the right path (Ameen).”

2. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in Lancashire State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Muhammad Arshad Dar said: “Due to heavy clouds on western horizon sighting was not attempted”

United States

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in VA 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: “This evening (Thursday, July 19, 2012), the crescent moon of Ramadan was not sighted in Blacksburg, VA.  The western horizon was mostly cloudy.  We stayed there only for a few minutes.”

2. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Jim Stamm from Tucson City in AZ State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Jim Stamm said: “Through a break in the clouds, the crescent passed after sunset, but it was not visible in an 8 inch telescope.”

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20 July 2012

Algeria

1. Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa from Ghardaia City in Ghardaia State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa said: ” The New Crescent of Ramadhan 1433 AH was seen from N’tissa station – Ghardaia. from 25 personnes present only 2 personne saw the hilal by binoculars.”

Germany

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Muhammad Al-Faarooq from Kirchheim unter Teck City in Baden-Württemberg State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

Indonesia

1. Seen: ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: “On Friday, July 20, 2012: The New Crescent of Ramadhan 1433 AH was SEEN from Assalaam Observatory- Surakarta Central Java – Indonesia. We are about 100 moslems saw the hilal, approx 10 minutes after sunset when the moon altitude at 10.5 degree by teleskop. We saw the hilal at 20 minutes after sunset, naked eye.”

Indonesia

Iran

1. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Alireza Mehrani from Esfahan City in Esfahan State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

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2. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami from Taft City in Yazd State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami said: “The crescent was seen by 9*50 finder and 8″ telescope at few hour before sunset in my personal observatory.”

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Jordan

1. Seen by others: ICOP member Ms. Basma Dhiab from Amman City in Amman State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Ms. Basma Dhiab said: “Although it was officially the first day of Ramadan in Jordan following Saudi Arabia,7 of the Jordanian astronomical society went to observe the new crescent ( in Abu Soos/Amman )and had their breakfast outdoors. The western horizon was clear, but the crescent was seen 3 minutes after Sunset only by 25*100 binocular. ”

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Malaysia

1. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Firdaus Mazlan from Teluk Kemang City in Negeri Sembilan State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Firdaus Mazlan said: “On Friday, 20th July 2012 M equal to 29th Sha’ban 1433 H, we have split into many places in Malaysia to see the new moon. Below is the result of our rukyah team.

1. First Team

Kuala Kedah, Kedah (06:06:32.0 N , 100:17:12.0 E), Seen, 7.55 pm until 8.10 pm, the new crescent was seen by Mr. Mohd Redzuan bin Pandil, Mr. Muhammad Muhaimin bin Abd Abas, Mr. Mohd Husni bin Jamil, Mr. Musa bin Kasim, Mr. Syukri Arif bin Yusuf, Mr. Muhammad Afiq bin Mohd Safri and Mr. Khairi Shah bin Yahya.

2. Second Team

Pulau Pinang (05:25:00 N , 100:15:00 E), Seen, 7.45 pm until 8.15 pm, the new crescent was seen by Mr. Muhammad Muinuddin bin Mat Jusoh.

3. Third Team

Sungai Buloh, Kuala Lumpur (03:09:00 N , 101:41:00 E), Seen, 7.50 pm until 8.10 pm, Ms. Rasyidah bt Harun and Mr. Mohd Afif bin Mohd Nasaruddin.

4. Fourth Team

Baitul Hilal, Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan (02:26:43.0 N , 101:51:16.0 E), Seen, 8.00 pm until 8.01 pm, the new crescent was seen by Mr. Mohd Razib bin Mohd Aris, Mr. Azizie bin Azmi, Mr. Mohd Haziq bin Hamzah, Mr. Mohd Afiq bin Hamzah, Mr. Afiezie bin Mohd Yunus, Mr. Syamil bin Mohd Sulaiman, Mr. Nik Nazrul bin Nik Kasbi, Mr. Mohd Rozaini bin Md Rahman, Mr. Mohd Jamal bin Othman, Mr. Nurfarhan bin Khamis, Mr. Mohd Khairi bin Nuruddin and Mr. Zulkarnain bin Jauhari.

Also seen with Binocular (Copitar Look 12×21 m/m Field – 4.6 Degree (Hilal)) by Mr. Rasyiq bin Alwi.

5. Fifth Team

Tanjung Mas, Muar, Johor (02:03:00 N , 102:34:00 E), Seen, 7.50 pm until 8.00 pm, the new crescent was seen by Mr. Afzan Amly bin Haji Ahmad Taha and Mr. Nazarul Hisyam bin Ishak.

6. Sixth Team

Danga Bay, Johor Bahru, Johor (01:38:00 N , 103:40:00 E), Seen, 7.35 pm until 7.36 pm, the new crescent was seen by Mr. Mohd Imran bin Yusof.

So, tomorrow, 21th July 2012 M (Saturday) is the 1st Ramadhan 1433 H. Our goverment already announced that tomorrow (21th July 2012 M) is 1st Ramadhan 1433 H. “

Malasiya

Nigeria

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Sani Mustapha from kaduna City in kaduna State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Sani Mustapha said: “The western horizon was cloudy and hazy. No stars could be seen.”

Oman

1. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Muscat City in Muscat State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was very 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
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: “We started well before sunset, using a mobile telescope optimized for crescent observations. Sky conditions were very hazy, but free of visible clouds. We could quickly see the crescent with the CCD camera and the telescopes tracked it well. This crescent was not a difficult task for the CCD system.
Switching to the visual view, we could later also see it visually through the telescope after sunset. 5 observers where present and i think we all saw it visually, but it was not easy and finding precise focus for each observer was important. We could NOT see it with the naked eye.
I took some images with a standard DSLR through the telescope, to get images similar to the visual view. I have added a raw image from the DSLR, a contrast-stretched image from the DSLR and an image from my dedicated crescent imaging system, all taken with the same telescope.”

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Pakistan

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Alam Sultan from karachi City in Sindh State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Alam Sultan said: “Not seen by us / officially announced that seen:: Today (Friday, 20 July 2012=29 Shabaan 1433 in Pakistan) on my request,  a large number of persons ( members of the moon-sighting committees of our institute “JAMIA-TUR-RASHEED” + my friends + their companions) tried to sight the moon all over Pakistan at more than 59 places but the moon could not be sighted. Almost, it was cloudy countrywide today.
Note 1: On the basis of the reports of two places……(1)Shahpur, Chakar, Sindh (2) Kachi, wanga, Dera Ghazikhan…….Chairman of central official moon sighting committee of Pakistan, mufti Munee-bur-Rahman announced that moon has been sighted thus Saturday 21st July 2012 is 1st Ramadhaan 1433 AH in Pakistan.
I am sorry to comment over this announcement without knowing the full written detail of the questions and answers between the witnesses and the expert of official committee.
Note 2: Inshaallah, a detailed report of our own observations will be available soon in Urdu.

Philippines

1. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abu Ammar Mangorangca from Marawi City in Mindanao 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abu Ammar Mangorangca said: “This is a belated report and is being submitted for record purpose.

The 29th of Sha’ban in our extant calendar falls on Friday, July 20. Hence, sighting of hilal was attempted on the evening that day although there was no great expectation of positive result because the whole country was on the front end of a low pressure storm, locally named Ferdie by our meteorology agency. Heavy rains fall on many parts of the country, resulting into floods even in metropolitan areas like Manila.

But to chance for the occasional and brief clearing of clouds, the attempt to observe the hilal was made by several parties. This was done mostly by members of the Tabligh movement whose members are located in most towns and villages in the country. No other group of Muslims in the Philippines has the organization and resource to seriously observe the hilal on a nation-wide and regular basis.

Since the hilal was not sighted on Friday evening, Ramadhan starts on Sunday, 22 July. Of course there are groups around who belong to the Saudi club and who started the Holy Month on Friday.  ”

Saudi Arabia

1. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Boraydah City in al Gaseem State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging

2. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Samy Khadem-Al-Charieh from Fiqrah City in Madinah State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging

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United States

1. Seen: ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in VA State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: “We arrived at our sighting location around 8:26 pm EDT (sunset: 8:38 pm).  Using binoculars, We started scanning the expected crescent location in a partly cloudy and hazy western horizon.  It was at 8:32 pm when my daughter located the moon using the 10X50 pair of binoculars.  Shortly after, following her directions, using the 7X50 pair of binoculars, I sighted  the crescent.  At 8:34 pm, my daughter sighted the moon with naked eye.  A minute later, the moon was behind the clouds and reappeared at 8:41 pm.  My naked eye sighting was at 8:43 pm.  We followed the crescent with binoculars till 8:52 pm when it was covered by clouds (moonset: 9:21 pm).”

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The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries

20 July 2012 21 July 2012
1. Algeria
2. Bahrain
3. Egypt
4. Jordan
5. Kuwait
6. Lebanon
7. Libya
8. Nigeria
9. Palestine
10. Qatar
11. Saudi Arabia
12. Sudan
13. Tunisia
14. United Arab Emirates
15. Yemen
1. Brunei Darussalam
2. Indonesia
3. Iran
4. Iraq
5. Japan
6. Malaysia
7. Morocco
8. Oman
9. Pakistan
10. South Africa
11. Syria
12. United Kingdom

It’s always good to have all the results archived, so we can use it for future reference/study.  My next post>> Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1433 to be followed soon In Sha Allah (If God wills)

Ramadan Kareem

Earth around the Sun

Earth around the Sun

27th Earth revolution around the Sun since I was born

I’m truly out of this world.. The reason is that I have failed & failed miserably to..do my task and complete my mission.

Please refer to my (pervious post) to know more about the my task & mission.

All I have to say now is

Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Hopefully I’ll be getting help from them Smile

In addition today was Hilal sighting day, and as I said the chances are too small to sight Hilal. (We could not see it)  Therefore Ramadan will be on Friday 20th July 2012 after Sunset>> (Please refer to my pervious post)

Happy Ramadan to everyone, and may Allah accept our fasting, prayers and good deeds. Ameen

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