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Visibility of Dhul Qeadah Crescent 1438 AH

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When to Observe Dhul Qeadah Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Sunday 23 July 2017) at 09:46 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Sunday 23 July 2017) and (Monday 24 July 2017) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Sunday 23 July 2017

Monday 24 July 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 25 July 2017 and in the Western Region will be on Monday 24 July 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.





Dhul Qeadah Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results




23 July 2017



Ghana


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang from Accra City in Greater Accra region 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. Abdul-Aziz Anyang said: "Moon age at sunset local time was 8 hrs 33 mins. and set just 14 mins, after sunset.  Hopefully, it will be seen tonight Monday July 24th after our local sunset time of 6:19 pm."



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان 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



Palestine


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mahmoud Abdul-Jawad from بلدة ديربلوط City in سلفيت 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



24 July 2017



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java 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
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The new crescent of Dzulqo'dah 1438 SH has been sighted on Monday, 24th July 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory in Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was very clear and I was able to see the moon 10 minutes after the sunset. The month of Dzulqo'dah in Indonesia will commence from Tuesday 25th of July, 2017"



Iran


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "In the name of God
Dhul Qeadah Crescent Observation Report
The 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, 07/24/2017
Location: Damzad foothills in the East of Shahreza (latitude: 32 00 N, longitude: 51 52 E, elevation: 1825m from sea level, time zone: +4.5 GMT)
Equipments: Two sets of 15*70 binoculars, One sets of 20*60 binoculars, One sets of 7*50 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: clear.
Horizon obstacles: 2/5°
Apparent sunset: 19:52
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 binoculars by Hossein Janghorbani at 20:00, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars subsequently. Crescent observed by Hossein Janghorbani at 20:05 by naked eye. Other group members observed crescent by naked eye.
In the end of this scientific program Mr .Hossein Jonghorbani the boss of The House of 
Astronomy and Geophysics of shahreza with 22 years background in the Astronomy ,Geophysics,
Natural geography ,Meteorology, Islamic Astronomy, according to the new 
Computational method which discovered by yourself especially prediction of precise 
Meteorology says that, Autumn and winter seasons of 2017-2018 year and spring season of 
2018 year have been predicted goad according to the millimeter  total of 9 month ,Rains of
The middle of the October months of 2017 have been started in some of the places of 
IRAN and stopping of rains have been predicred  in some of the months of the year and 
The amount of the rains and snows in each rainy system have been predicted very much.
Uncomfortable early cold will happen and high intensity cold in the winter has been 
Predicred  and in some days of these 9 month, much rains and floods and snow have been 
Predicted and suddenly atmosphere changes have been predicted and some of the rain 
System will have winds and storms and lots of thunder and the God is aware of the future.

Observers:
1.Dr AliAkbar Taki 2.Dr Saeed Farjam 3.Mohmmad Farjam 4.EhsanAli Alinezhad 5.Mahmood Aliabedi 6.Ali Eshaghi 7.Mohammad Javad Nikeghbal 8.AbdolReza Gholami 9.Shahryar Gholami
10.Sayed Farzad Alavi 11.Pooya Haffar 12.Reza Janghorbani 13.Hossein Janghorbani 14.Naeemehsadat Saniee 15.Nazanin Piroozmandan 16.Roya Ghermezi 17.Zinat Ghermezi 18.Mohadeseh Alinezhad 19.Misagh Alinezhad 20.Zahra Farrokhpoor 21.Toktam Aliabedi 22.Shahideh Torabi 23.Fatemeh Hadad 24.Ziba Haffar 25.Masoomeh Haffar 26.Shiva Ansaripoor 27.Soheyla Eslami 28.Zahra Fallahi                   
      
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Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Walid Fedi from تاوريرت City in تاوريرت State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان 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



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from مرصد الفليج City in مسقط 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: "الحالة الجوية كانت مغبرة وسحب ، والحرارة كانت مرتفعة ، وتمت روءية الهلال عن طريق التلسكوب وأيضاَ تم الرصد بواسطة تلسكوب (كاميرا سي سي دي)."



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Cape 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
Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim said: "The 1st day of Dhul Qada 1438 H will correspond with Tuesday, 25 July 2017 in the Southern African countries."



Sri Lanka


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Colombo-04 City in Western Province 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. Abdul Rahman Razeen said: "Aalaikum.
Today 24-07-2017CE=29-10-1438AH is the sighting day for the month of Dhul-Qadah 1438AH in Srilanka.
 I was at Nilaveli a place situated in N.Eastern Province in Trincomalee District. I reached the place 8th mile post Nilaveli early morning on Monday and i was associated by Moulavi Muaad (Haleemi) and Moulavi Hisham (Meezani). We traveled later on that day and selected 2 sighting places. One at Kuchchaveli a point called Karadi Malai and the second point is Karachche at 8th Mile post, Nilaveli. I was at the point Karachche and the sky was totally cloudy in Karachche.

 The parameters at Nilaveli are,Long: 81:11:19.0, Lat: 08:41:37.0
- T. Conjunction Time: 23/07/2017 CE, 16:50 LT
- Julian Date at Time of Calculations: 2457959.03878

- Sunset:  18:26 LT                       T. Moon Age:   +25H 36M 
- Moonset: 19:22 LT                       Moon Lag Time: +00H 56M 

- T. Moon Right Ascension: +09H 13M 50S   T. Moon Declination: +14°:57':49"
- T. Sun Right Ascension:  +08H 16M 16S   T. Sun Declination:  +19°:45':04"

- T. Moon Longitude: +136°:19':11"        T. Moon Latitude: -01°:01':31"
- T. Sun Longitude:  +121°:48':58"        T. Sun Latitude:  -00°:00':04"

- T. Moon Altitude: +12°:39':24"          T. Moon Azimuth: +283°:29':45"
- T. Sun Altitude:  -00°:20':56"          T. Sun Azimuth:  +290°:02':51"

- T. Relative Altitude: +13°:00':20"      T. Elongation:  +14°:32':21"
- T. Relative Azimuth:  -06°:33':06"      T. Phase Angle: +165°:25':34"

- T. Crescent Width: +00°:00':32"         T. Moon Semi-Diameter:  +00°:16':19"
- T. Illumination:   01.61 %              G. Horizontal Parallax: +00°:59':40"

- T. Magnitude: -05.43                    G. Distance: 367528.07 Km

The prediction of the astronomers=Easily Visible to the Naked eye.
To avoid erroneous, Hilaal sighting groups was arranged right round the country.
The crescent was not sighted at Nilaveli but positive sighting reports reached Colombo Grand Mosque from Pottuvil By Moulavi Abdul Hai, and Moulavi Uwais and from Attalchenai by Moulavi Moulavi Masood and Moulavi Abdul Wadood and from Kattankudy and from Puttalam by Moulavi Sakeenath khan 
           The Hilaal Committee conference at CGM which comprises CGM Trustees,CGM Hilaal Committee,ACJU Hilaal Committee,representatives of MRCA and Hanafi Jumuah Masjid  decided under the leadership of the CGMH Committee president Moulana Abdul Hameed (Bahji) along with ACJU and MRCA  to complete the proceeding month as 29 days and start the month of Dhu-Qadahl on 25-7-2017CE."



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: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 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
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "There were over twenty people in our York Astronomical Society Observatory group, following a training session earlier in the day at the York Mosque about the principle and practice of moon sighting. Volunteers came from Doncaster (4), Bolton (2), Batley (4), Newcastle (1) and York (4), plus a number of astronomers. It was clear sky before sunset but it soon became cloudy after sunset when the moon was very close to the horizon below the treeline. Two of the astronomers said they saw it with binoculars for few seconds (before sunset), but majority of us could not see it with either binoculars or naked eye (before or after sunset). It was good practice for our new participants and they went away confident to try the methods of locating the moon in their own cities in future, InshaAllah"




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



25 July 2017


1 . Indonesia
2 . Iran
3 . Morocco


When to Observe Shawwal Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Sunday 23 July 2017) at 09:46 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Sunday 23 July 2017) and (Saturday 22 July 2017) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Sunday 23 July 2017

Saturday 22 July 2017




Shawwal Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




22 July 2017



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The old crescent of Syawwal 1438 AH was sighted on Saturday, 22th July 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory in Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia."



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from Sewerqia City in Madina 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



Sri Lanka


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Colombo-06 City in Western Province 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. Abdul Rahman Razeen said: "A.alaikum. Today 22-7-2017CE which corresponds 27-10-1438AH is the sighting day for the waning crescent. The parameters are as follows according to Eng.M.Odeh criteria:-
T. Conjunction Time: 23/07/2017 CE, 16:50 LT
- Julian Date at Time of Calculations: 2457956.52274

- Moorise: 04:41 LT                       T. Moon Age:   -34H 48M 
- Sunrise: 06:03 LT                       Moon Lag Time: +01H 22M 

- T. Moon Right Ascension: +06H 47M 17S   T. Moon Declination: +19°:23':15"
- T. Sun Right Ascension:  +08H 06M 18S   T. Sun Declination:  +20°:16':08"

- T. Moon Longitude: +101°:09':48"        T. Moon Latitude: -03°:35':26"
- T. Sun Longitude:  +119°:25':01"        T. Sun Latitude:  +00°:00':00"

- T. Moon Altitude: +17°:31':44"          T. Moon Azimuth: +71°:48':13"
- T. Sun Altitude:  -00°:55':06"          T. Sun Azimuth:  +69°:27':11"

- T. Relative Altitude: +18°:26':49"      T. Elongation:  +18°:35':30"
- T. Relative Azimuth:  +02°:21':02"      T. Phase Angle: +161°:21':53"

- T. Crescent Width: +00°:00':52"         T. Moon Semi-Diameter:  +00°:16':38"
- T. Illumination:   02.62 %              G. Horizontal Parallax: +01°:00':41"

- T. Magnitude: -05.82                    G. Distance: 361311.40 Km

I am at Colombo and sighted the crescent very straight down Venus from 2nd floor of my house at 5.05am until the Sunrise 6.02am. The orientation was 4-10 o'clock at the start of the sighting but it decreased to 4-8 o'clock when it got close to the Sunrise time.
 Positive sighting reports also came from Pottuvil by Moulavi Abdul Hai (Rashady), Thihariya by Moulavi Mazeen Al-Makhdoomy (Hasani), Kinniya by Moulavi faizal (Rahmany) and from Galle by Bro.Abdullah.
It is very clear evident that tomorrow on Sunday morning sighting the waning crescent is impossible as well as the countries whom are expecting to sight the waxing crescent after Sunset for the month of Dhul-Qadah has to think twice how they can ask the public to sight for the crescent on a day where the conjunction occurs very close to the Sunset time."



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