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When to Observe Jumadal Al-Aakherah Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Sunday 26 February 2017) at 14:58 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Sunday 26 February 2017) and (Monday 27 February 2017) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Sunday 26 February 2017

Monday 27 February 2017

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 Tuesday 28 February 2017 and in the Western Region will be on Tuesday 28 February 2017. Kindly notice that the UHC is a pre-calculated calendar, which adopts a certain criterion to start the new Hejric month. Your country/organization might adopt different criterion to start the new Hejric month. So it is highly advised to read the UHC website before giving any judgment.

- Results of seeing the crescent, and the first day of the month in different countries will be added here Inshalla as we receive the reports from ICOP's members. If you wish to be a member in ICOP, or to know more about it, kindly click here.





Jumadal Al-Aakherah Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results




26 February 2017



Libya


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from Tripoli City in Al Madina 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



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yunusa Yakubu from Bauchi City in Bauchi State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, 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. Yunusa Yakubu said: "I observed a partial Solar Eclipse visible to all and sundry at sunset"



27 February 2017



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Abdallah Ouragh from بريان City in تغردايت State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, 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



Germany


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria State mentioned that the sky was clear, 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
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "The young crescent was a very beautiful sight in good weather conditions. It was visible to the naked eye.
I sat on the roof of our city observatory for half an hour and watched it go lower and lower till it vanished behind some clouds.

I even made a video of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ep3V9qU2t8

"



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. 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 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. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The new crescent of Jumadal Akhirah 1438 AH was not seen on Monday, 27 Feb 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten  Central Java Indonesia, the sky was totally cloudy and rainy."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan 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
Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "In the name of God
Jumadal Al-Aakherah Crescent Observation Report
Astronomy and Geophysics Center of Shahreza – The Crescent Association of Shahreza
Report by: Hossein Janghorbani (Najmosepehr-Sadrolmonajjemin) – Manager of Shahreza Crescent Association and Red Crescent’s Astronomy and Geophysics Center
Date: Monday, 02/27/2017
Location: Damzad foothills in the East of Shahreza (latitude: 32 00 N, longitude: 51 52 E, elevation: 1825m from sea level, time zone: +3.5 GMT)
Equipments: Two sets of 15*70 binoculars, One sets of 20*90 binoculars, One sets of 7*50 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy and Hazy in western horizon.
Horizon obstacles: 1/5°
Apparent sunset: 17:50
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 binoculars and 20*90 binoculars by Roya Ghermezi and Ali Janghorbani at 18:15, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars subsequently. Crescent observed by Roya Ghrmezi at 18:19 by naked eye. Other group members observed crescent by naked eye.
Mr.Reza Janghorbani based in the city of Tabriz in East Azerbaijan province Moon Crescent At 18:29  is observed with the naked eye.
Observers:
1.Dr Ali Akbar Taki  2.Mahdi Ghasemi 3.Ali Janghorbani 4.Hossein Janghorbani 5.Ziba Hafar 6.Nazanin Piroozmandan 7.Tayebeh Shafiee 8.Zinat Ghermezi 9.Roya Ghermezi 10.Zahra Fallahi 11. Reza Janghorbani based in the city of Tabriz in East Azerbaijan province
"



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, 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
Dr. Hassan Talibi said: "أثناء كتابة هذا التقرير أعلنت وزارة الأوقاف عن رؤية الهلال وبذلك يكون فاتح جمادى الآخرة هو غدا الثلاثاء 28 فبراير. وكذلك كانت توقعات الحسابات كما توضح الوثيقة المرفقة.
"



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from Sewerqia City in Almadina 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
Mr. Turki Alamri said: "The new crescent was so so difficult to see by naked eye due to bad sky but i managed to see it ."



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Province 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim said: "The first day of Jamadith Thani will be on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 in Southern Africa"



Sri Lanka


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Galle City in Suthern 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen said: "Aalaikum.
Today 27-02-2017CE=29-05-1438AH is the sighting day for the month of Jumadassaniyah 1438AH.
 I was in Galle fort.I was asked to come to Galle by Maulana Mazeen Al-Makhdoomy who conducted a workshop for the ulamaa's of the higher grades in Arabic madrasas in Galle for 3 days related to astronomy. First 2 days the workshop was done showing the method of calculating prayer times and defining the direction of Qiblah. The last day which was today it was about discussing about the method of sighting the hilaal.We were altogether 40 brothers most of them are students. We had 2 kinds of telescope one was a protocol and the other one was 2x Barlow which was brought by Maulana Mazeen Al-Makhdoomy and the setup was done by Bro.Nular Baary who is a Satellite Eng.
We were all their 40 minutes before the Sunset.The horizon was cloudy.
The parameters are(at Galle) Sun set:6:23pm. Moon set:7:08pm.
Lag=45minutes
The prediction of the astronomers=Crescent can be sighted if the atmosphere was clear and the observer is an experienced sighter.
Hilaal sighting groups was arranged right round the country.We couldn't sight the crescent and the CGM Hilal Committee had received negative sighting reports from the other groups.
 Hence it was decided by the CGMH Committee which was presided by Moulana Riyadh (Baari) along with ACJU and MRCA  to complete the proceeding month as 30 days and start the month of Jumadassaniyah on 1-3-2017CE."



Tanzania


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Zaffar Sheriff from Daressalaam City in Tanzania 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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Zaffar Sheriff said: "Very cloudy conditions. Crescent was not sighted."



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire 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
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "On Monday 27 February 2017, the Hilal of Jumada Al-Ukhra 1438 AH was not seen in York (UK) as it was totally cloudy and raining. However, it was easily seen at two other places (London and Preston) by our ICOUK members. More details available on icouk.net website with photos/videos."



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in Virginia 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "I arrived at my sighting location (Blacksburg Middle School) at 6:39 pm EST (sunset: 6:14 pm) and left there at 6:47 pm (moonset: 7:34 pm).
"




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



28 February 2017


1 . Indonesia
2 . Iran
3 . Morocco
4 . Nigeria


When to Observe Jumadal Al-Aula Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Sunday 26 February 2017) at 14:58 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Sunday 26 February 2017) and (Saturday 25 February 2017) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Sunday 26 February 2017

Saturday 25 February 2017




Jumadal Al-Aula Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




25 February 2017



Germany


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "A cloudbank in the east prevented an sighting soon after moonrise but after the crescent had risen above that it could be seen with binoculars.
I could not see it with the naked eye."



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. 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 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. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The old crescent of Jumadal Ula 1438 AH was not seen on Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten  Central Java Indonesia, the sky was totally cloudy."



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