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Visibility of Ramadan Crescent 1439 AH

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When to Observe Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Tuesday 15 May 2018) at 11:48 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Tuesday 15 May 2018) and (Wedensday 16 May 2018) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Tuesday 15 May 2018


Wedensday 16 May 2018

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 Thursday 17 May 2018 and in the Western Region will be on Wedensday 16 May 2018. 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.





Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results




15 May 2018



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. 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 clear, the crescent was not sought 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: "Brunei will begin fasting on Thursday, May 17, 2018 as the Ramadan crescent was not sighted at all designated locations on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. By the command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Shariah High Court Judge, Haji Johar bin Haji Mohammad announced on Radio Television Brunei that Ramadan will begin on May 17.

​"



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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1439 A.H was NOT SEEN on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 from Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo, Central Java Indonesia. 

This event was attend by CASA members, Students of HMJ Ilmu Falak Walisongo Islamic State University Semarang, Students of Isy Karima, Head of HAAS, Team of Gara Syariah Sukoharjo, Surakarta, Boyolali, and Moslems from over Solo Raya.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Ramadhan 1st, 1439 A.H starts on Thursday, May 17th, 2018."



Libya


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from طرابلس City in المدينة 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tg 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



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 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane from الناظور City in الشرق State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, 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. Abdessamad Doukkane said: "جمعية المبادرة المغربية للعلوم والفكر:صور مراقبة جهة الغرب بالناضور لحظة غروب القمر عند الساعة 19:13 بالتوقيت المحلي, وسوف تشارك الجمعية غذا في مراقبة هلال رمضان مع المندوبية الاقليمية لوزارة الأوقاف والشؤون الاسلامية بالناضور فوق صومعة المسجد الكبير بحي المطار"



Palestine


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mahmoud Abdul-Jawad from دير بلوط 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Ms. Ruba Alghamdi from الباحة City in الباحة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, 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



Tunisia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili from حمام الأنف City in بن عروس 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



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Muthanna Al-Sarray from Fayetteville City in Arkansas 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 sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Muthanna Al-Sarray said: "السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

غربت الشمس في ولاية اركنسو (مدينة فيتفل) في الساعة 8:15 مساءا بتوقيت المنطقة الوسطى وغرب القمر في الساعة 8:37 مساءا و كان يبعد عن موقع غروب الشمس 7 درجات و يرتفع عن الافق 4 درجات و بنسبة اضاءة تقدر 0.6 % و نظرا لكون المنطقة لازالت مغطاة ببعض الغيوم و نسبة اضاءة الهلال قليلة لذا لم تتم مشاهدته و العلم عند الله."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Jim Stamm from Tucson City in Arizona State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not sought 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
Mr. Jim Stamm said: "The "Clear Sky Chart" showed all aspects of the sky to be superb, and all day the sky looked very promising.  However, at sunset very subtle bands of light clouds showed  on the western horizon.  I was well prepared, and found my stars easily centered in the eyepiece FOV before sunset.  So I was confident that I held the precise location and focus to see the crescent if it was visible.  There was little color and the sky looked clear through the new (25mm) eyepiece,  but there was no crescent seen through the last 2 degrees to the negative horizon.  I swept the FOV during the last minute of observation."



16 May 2018



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Noureddine Bouhoun Ali from العطف City in غرداية 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
Eng. Noureddine Bouhoun Ali said: "الأفق كان جد مغبر مع الغيوم حالت دون رصد الهلال"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Noureddine Bouhoun Ali from العطف City in غرداية 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
Eng. Noureddine Bouhoun Ali said: "الأفق كان جد مغبر مع الغيوم حالت دون رصد الهلال"



Australia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Brisbane City in Queensland 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



Bangladesh


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. ABM Ruhul Hassan from Dhaka City in Dhaka 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. ABM Ruhul Hassan said: "The sky was cloudy all over the country and the crescent was not seen. "



Hungary


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. M. Al-Majari from M6 City in Tolna 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



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others: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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1439 AH was NOT SEEN on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten and Assalaam Observatory at The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo, Central Java Indonesia. The sky was totally cloudy.

The new crescent was sighted by Mr. Rasywan from IAIN Bone, mr. Raja Muda from STIBA Makassar, mr. Hendro Setyanto from Pondok Bali Subang and Team.of LAPAN from Sumedang West Java.

Ramadan Kareem... Barokallah fikum 🤝"



Iran


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Tabriz City in East Azerbaijan 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: "Mr.Reza Janghorbani based in the city of Tabriz in East Azerbaijan province Moon Crescent At 20:22  is observed with the 15*70 binoculars and Moon Crescent At 20:34 is observed with the naked eye."



2 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Khorusgelu City in Isfahan 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "In the name of God
Ramadan 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: Wedensday, 05/16/2018
Location: 40 kilometers far from shahreza to Semirom called khorusgelu (latitude: 31° 38' N, longitude: 51° 42' E, elevation: 2581 m from sea level, time zone: +4.5 GMT)
Equipments: One sets of 15*70 binoculars , One compass.
Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy.
Horizon obstacles: 1.5°
Apparent sunset: 19:46
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 binoculars and by naked eye by Hossein Janghorbani at 19:54, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars and by naked eye subsequently. 
Observers:
1.Kamran Sakhaee 2.Daryush Mirzaee 3.Hossein Janghorbani 
"



3 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan 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
Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "In the name of God
Ramadan 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: Wedensday, 05/16/2018
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*90 binoculars, One sets of 7*50 binoculars, One sets of 20*60 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: totally cloudy.
Horizon obstacles: 2.5°
Apparent sunset: --:--
Results: Moon crescent was not seen by naked eye, Moon crescent was not seen by binocular.
Observers:
1.Ali Janghorbani 2.Foroogh Fakhar 3.Mohamadjavad Nikeghbal 4.Sadra Nikeghbal 5.Mohammadreza Hafar 6.Mohammadreza Kazemi 7.Farhad Mirzaiee 8.Zahra Fallahi 9.Soudabe Deris 10.Ziba  Hafar 11.Maryam Shahcheraghi 12.Mohadase Alinezhad 13.samaneh Heydarpour 14.Shahnaz Soroori 15.Parvin Rezaiee 16.Azam Shojaee 17.Parisa Ghadimi 18.Ezat Nazariat 19.Zohre Karimpour 20.Masoumeh Ahmadi 21.Toktam Aliabedi 22.Shahideh Torabi 23.Fatemeh Torabi 24.Saer Aliabedi 25.Reihaneh Dadvand 26.Pooya Hafar
"



Iraq


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hasan AlSaaedi from مدينة الصدر City in بغداد State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, 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



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Abdelhafid Bani from سلا City in الرباط سلا State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane from الناظور City in الشرق 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
Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane said: "رصدت جمعية المبادرة المغربية للعلوم والفكر هلال رمضان مع مندوبية الاوقاف للشؤون الاسلامية بالناضور من صومعة المسجد الكبير بحي المطار وتعذرت الرؤية بمدن الجهة الشرقية نظرا للغيوم الكثيفة.
وتلقت الجمعية هذه الصورة من الداخلة للأستاذ عبد الهادي أقرندو وأعلنت وزارة الأوقاف والشؤون الاسلامية أن غذا أول أيام شهر رمضان"



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Iidriss Idriss from اسفي City in اسفي 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. Iidriss Idriss said: "بالرغم من وجود سحب منخفضة في الافق الغربي  فإن رؤية الهلال كانت واضحة جدا خاصة عند 20:04 بتوقيت غرينيتش"



4 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in نبسليمان 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



5 . 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
Mr. Walid Fedi said: "اعلنت وزارة الاوقاف ان غذا الخميس اول ايام شهر رمضان بالمغرب"



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Usman Dukku from Bauchi City in Bauchi State State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, 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. Usman Dukku said: "It was cloudy in Bauchi; thus we were forced to cancel our plan to observe the crescent. However, we received credible reports from our collaborators in five other states: Gombe, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara and Rivers."



Palestine


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Omar Nssar from قلقيلية City in قلقيلية 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mahmoud Abdul-Jawad from دير بلوط City in سلفيت 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



Qatar


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Sultan Alkhulaifi from الدوحة City in الدوحة State mentioned that the sky was partly 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Sultan Alkhulaifi said: "Camera Sensor is CMOS not CCD"



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from Sewerqia City in Almadina State mentioned that the sky was clear, 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Turki Alamri said: "I had a hazy sky this morning during my crescent observation from my own observatory 
AOD for 540 nm was 0.3
i used a 685nm filter
i had to wait until the crescent reached 30 deg altitude
to become more clear "



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Province 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



Spain


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdel Karim Al-Saraqusti from Zaragoza City in Aragon 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: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Colombo04 City in Western Province 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. Abdul Rahman Razeen said: "Aalaikum.
Today 16-05-2018CE=29-08-1439AH is the sighting day for the month of Ramadan 1439AH in Srilanka.
 I was at one of my sighting places which is behind the railway station at Bambalapitiya, Colombo-04. I was associated by Bro. Nafeel Nazar. The parameters for Colombo are:-

- T. Conjunction Time: 15/05/2018 CE, 19:02 LT
- Julian Date at Time of Calculations: 2458255.03507

- Sunset:  18:20 LT                       T. Moon Age:   +23H 19M
- Moonset: 19:20 LT                       Moon Lag Time: +01H 00M

- T. Moon Right Ascension: +04H 31M 15S   T. Moon Declination: +17°:35':50"
- T. Sun Right Ascension:  +03H 33M 06S   T. Sun Declination:  +19°:09':31"

- T. Moon Longitude: +68°:50':35"         T. Moon Latitude: -04°:13':25"
- T. Sun Longitude:  +55°:36':22"         T. Sun Latitude:  +00°:00':00"

- T. Moon Altitude: +12°:39':59"          T. Moon Azimuth: +286°:32':53"
- T. Sun Altitude:  -00°:55':10"          T. Sun Azimuth:  +289°:25':35"

- T. Relative Altitude: +13°:35':10"      T. Elongation:  +13°:52':59"
- T. Relative Azimuth:  -02°:52':42"      T. Phase Angle: +166°:05':01"

- T. Crescent Width: +00°:00':29"         T. Moon Semi-Diameter:  +00°:16':26"
- T. Illumination:   01.47 %              G. Horizontal Parallax: +01°:00':04"

- T. Magnitude: -05.37                    G. Distance: 365030.70 Km

The prediction of the seasoned astronomers=Easily Visible to the Naked eye.
To avoid erroneous, Hilaal sighting groups which comprises representatives from CGM Hilaal committee and ACJU Hilaal Committee was arranged right round the country.
We at Bambalapitiya could not sight it due to bad weather and the CGM also received negative reports from islandwide.
   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 30 days and start the month of Ramadan on 18-05-2018CE.

"



Tanzania


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Zaffar Sheriff from Daressalaam City in Tanzania 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. Zaffar Sheriff said: "The 27-hour crescent was easily seen about 15-minutes after sunset. 
Ramadhan Kareem"



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammed Baig from Slough City in Berkshire 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. Mohammed Baig said: "The horizon was partially cloudy but a break in cloud presented a window of 15 minutes for crescent to be visible"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.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 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. Qamar Uddin said: "York Hilal was seen at 9.15pm by telescope, 9.25 pm by binoculars, 9.35 pm by the naked eye. There were 4 of us in the group from York Mosque plus one astronomer who saw the Ramadan Hilal clearly via, a Meade LX200 GPS telescope, 10x50 binoculars and naked-eye. Photos and video recordings were made using mobile phones. Further details can be provided upon request."




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



16 May 2018


1 . Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 . Cote dIvoire
3 . Macedonia
4 . Mali
5 . Niger
6 . Turkey


17 May 2018


1 . Algeria
2 . Australia
3 . Bahrain
4 . Brunei Darussalam
5 . Egypt
6 . India
7 . Indonesia
8 . Iran
9 . Iraq
10 . Jordan
11 . Kuwait
12 . Lebanon
13 . Libya
14 . Malaysia
15 . Maldives
16 . Mauritania
17 . Morocco
18 . Nigeria
19 . Oman
20 . Pakistan
21 . Palestine
22 . Qatar
23 . Saudi Arabia
24 . Singapore
25 . Somalia
26 . South Africa
27 . Spain
28 . Sudan
29 . Syria
30 . Tanzania
31 . Tunisia
32 . United Arab Emirates
33 . United Kingdom
34 . Yemen


18 May 2018


1 . Bangladesh
2 . Sri Lanka


When to Observe Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Tuesday 15 May 2018) at 11:48 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Tuesday 15 May 2018) and (Monday 14 May 2018) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Tuesday 15 May 2018


Monday 14 May 2018




Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




14 May 2018



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 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 old crescent of Shaban 1439 AH was SEEN on Monday, 14 May 2018 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten and from Assalaam Observatory at PPMI Assalaam Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo, Central Java Indonesia. The sky was very clear."



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Jasin City in Melaka 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



Palestine


1 . Time of observation: After sunrise Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mahmoud Abdul-Jawad from دير بلوط City in سلفيت 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



15 May 2018



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunrise Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Rayyan Majaji from تلمسان City in تلمسان 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Rayyan Majaji said: "بالرغم من غروب القمر بعد غروب الشمس ب 5 دقائق الا انه كان من المستحيل مشاهدة الهلال لعمره الصغير حيث قدر بأربع ساعات و جزئه المضيء 0،6٪ فقط فعليه كان الفاتح من رمضان 1439 يوم 17 مايو 2018
تقبل الله منا و منكم"



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 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
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The old crescent of Shaban 1439 AH was NOT SEEN on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was cloudy and hazy."



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