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When to Observe Shawwal Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 26 July 2014) at 22:42 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Saturday 26 July 2014) and (Sunday 27 July 2014) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Saturday 26 July 2014

Sunday 27 July 2014

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 Monday 28 July 2014 and in the Western Region will be on Monday 28 July 2014. 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.





Shawwal Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results




Sun 27 July 2014



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Abdallah Ouragh from بريان City in تغردايت 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. 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 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. Hocine Chikh Aissa said: "The new crescent of shawwal 1435 was not seen ,The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy. The Sun set Behind clouds at 19:44, Takabal Allah EL siam wa EL kiam, Aid mubarek for all Muslimen..."



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in B 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: "Al-salam 'alaykum 

The new moon was not sighted from Brunei (4° 55′ North and 114° 55′ East) on the evening of Sunday, 27 July 2014. This was officially announced through the Brunei National TV and Radio stations. Therefore, tomorrow, Monday, 28 August 2014 is the completion of 30 days for the month of Ramadan in Brunei. Hence, the 1st of Shawwal 1435 will commence on Tuesday, 29 August 2014. 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Muslims across the world a happy and a blessed Eid Mubarak.
"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei Muara 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad said: "This evening, Ramadhan 29 corresponding to July 27, hilal of Syawal was failed to sight in the Sultanate failed in attempts during rukyah of the first of Syawal 1435 Hijrah.

Sighting of the new moon of Syawal 1435 was held at several vantage points in the Brunei-Muara, Belait and Tutong Districts. Designated areas include DST Tower, DST Headquarters Building, Tungku Highway; Bukit Agok, Jerudong; Bukit Lumut in Belait District; and Bukit Ambok, Tutong District.

The group assigned to sight the new moon of Syawal comprises of Syari'e judges and officers from the Syariah Courts, State Judiciary Department, the Prime Minister's Office as well as officers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Survey Department, Ministry of Development and the State Mufti Department.

The result of the sighting was officially announced on the same evening over Radio and Television Brunei. "



Egypt


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. AbdelHamid Ahmed from بنها City in القليوبية 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 not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AbdelHamid Ahmed said: "كان الضباب كثيفا وغابت الشمس قبل موعد الغروب ب10 دقائق مما حال بيني وبين مشاهدة الهلال"



France


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abou Farah from Mulhouse City in Alsace 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 not sought by CCD Imaging



French Polynesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Dr. Abdelhamid Bentchikou from Faaa City in Tahiti 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. Abdelhamid Bentchikou said: "This photograph was provided by Mr.  Santallo Roland and It has been published on http://www.makkahcalendar.org. There are some more photos taken from French Polynesia on the same website.

"



Germany


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Usman Dukku from Marburg City in Hessen 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



2 . Time of observation: Before sunset . Seen: ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "Weather conditions here in Munich were very bad on 27. June. A full cloud cover persisted into the afternoon when some gaps started to appear. I drove for 40 miles to find a place with a somewhat stable situation around 2 hours before sunset. Despite strong haze and billowing clouds with white skies near the sun the imaging system allowed to find the crescent. As the crescent would set before the sun anyway i ended the observation when the next cloudbank approached and went back home."



Ghana


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang from Accra City in Greater Accra 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-Aziz Anyang said: "Officially, fasting began on Saturday Jun 28 and hence Sunday July 27 is the 30th day of Ramadan and hence Monday July 28 is the day of Eid.  Eid mubarak to all. "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Baba Abdulai from Tamale City in Northern 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. Baba Abdulai said: "My actual sighting position withing the GPS cordinate which i have presented above. I had earlier on marked out that GPS position on 22 July Tuesday afternoon. But when i got there on the evening of Sunday 27, i noticed that i had to go a little further to west in order to have a better view of the setting sun. I arrived at the sighting post before sunset. Sighting community (Kukuo-Yapalsi, near Bi-Water Resevoir) has one of the highest altitudes in Tamale (about 220 metres above sea level). My improvised sighting post is about 6 metres tall and gave me a very clear view of the western horizon around where the sun set. Yet i did not see any moon."



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 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "On Sunday, 27 July 2014, the new Crescent of Shawwal 1435 AH was NOT SEEN from Assalaam Observatory, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia, even the sky was clear but the altitude of the moon was very low (approx 3,6 degree).

(However) The Ministry of Religion on Itsbat declared that the 1st of Shawwal 1435 AH in Indonesia will begin on Monday, 28 July 2014."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami from Bojnord City in Khorasan 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Jordan


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset . Seen: ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from عمان City in عمان State mentioned that the sky was clear, 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Mohammad Odeh said: "تمت رؤية الهلال باستخدام تقنية التصوير الفلكي ابتداء من الساعة 11 صباحا وحتى العصر."



Kuwait


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Al-Harbi from العبدلي City in الجهراء 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
Mr. Mohammad Al-Harbi said: "العيد غدا الاثنين بشهادة عدد من الشهود في المملكة العربية السعودية حيث تشترك مع الكويت في الليل"



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tanjung Bidara City in Melaka 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. Kassim Bahali said: "More 100 people and the hilal observation committee led by Mufti of Melaka gathered at Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy centre to obseserve hilal of Syawal 1435. The hilal was not seen due to the altitude of the hilal is very low and the western sky was cloudy. The government was officially announced on TV and radio that 1st of Shawwal 1435 will be on Monday 28 July 2014.
I wish to you all Eid al-Fitr, may Allah accept our doa and fast.""
"



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 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
Dr. Hassan Talibi said: "السلام عليكم ورحمة الله تعالى وبركاته
تمت مراقبة الهلال كانت الصماء صافية مع بعض السحب في الأفق فلم تتم رؤية الهلال، كما توقعته النتائج الحسابية لوزارة الأوقاف المغربية. عيد مبارك سعيد "



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha from kaduna City in kaduna 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
Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha said: "It was raining."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in Kwara 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. Qamarudeen Muhammad said: "With about 20 people for shawwal sighting, however it was raining heavily by 6:30pm until around 7:40 pm"



3 . Time of observation: After sunset. 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 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 weather was rainy here today in Bauchi.  Sighting was attempted but not possible due to clouds."



4 . 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 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. Yunusa Yakubu said: "at 18hrs we were at the sighting venue 5 of us. the sun set at 18:33 behind cloud,its about to rain we had to leave the place at 18:50 and it rain heavily.

However, the Nigerian situation as regard moon sighting has deteriorated in that authorities announced wrongly; the start and finish dates, in other words; the official first of shawwal is today 27th July,2014.  "



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from Al-Fulaij Observatory City in Muscat 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: "The weather condition during observation was very cloudy, hazy, and a lot of dust in the atmosphere. The Sun could not be seen 12 minutes prior to sunset. As such the Crescent Moon was not seen."



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Buraydah City in 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



Spain


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Prof. Yasin Puertas from Melilla City in Melilla 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 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 colombo 4 City in western province 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. Abdul Rahman Razeen said: "A.alaikum.According to the constitution the sighting for each month will be by unaided eye.We were about 10 ulama's in our sighting place and we grouped up hilalsighting members right around Srilanka and received negative reports unanimously for the first time in regarding for the month of Shawwal.Therefore the Hilal Committee of C.G.M.and the Hilaal Committee of A.C.J.U. and M.R.C.A. decided without any hesitation under the leadership of Moulana M.G.M.Riyadh (Baari) to complete the month of Ramadan 30 and to start month of shawwal on Monday evening."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Nular Bary from Colombo City in Borella 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 not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Nular Bary said: "Today 29th. of Ramadan1435H (27/07/2014) evening, All members of Colombo Grand Mosque Hilaal Committee, Sri Lanka jamiyathul Ulama, and Representatives of Muslim Religious & Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka was gathered at The Colombo Grand Mosque to decide on the Eidul-Fithur (1st. day of Shawwal) just after Maghrib (6:30pm). No any positive naked eye sighting was reported from any part of the Island till 8:Pm. Hence The Committee decided to complete the Month of Ramadan with 30days and Celiberate the Eidul Fithur on Tuesday 29th.July 2014. "In Sha Allah"    EID MUBARACK

Nular Bary
Member of National Hilaal Committee "



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 clear, 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. Zaffar Sheriff said: "The possibility of crescent sighting was negative with low altitude of just over 5degrees at sunset. The low elongation, age and duration resulted in no sighting. Alhamdulillah, members from sunni and shia groups stood side by side and declared that Eid will fall on Tuesday 29th July. We have been blessed with yet another day of fasting and gain closeness to our Creator. "



Tunisia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Sofien Kamoun from أريانة City in أريانة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Bilel Besbes from المنستير City in المنستير 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. Bilel Besbes said: "اعلن المفتي عدم ثبوت رؤية الهلال بكل الولايات و مع ذلك فان العيد سيكون غدا 28 جويلية لكي لا يكون هناك اي اختلاف بين المسلمين ذلك لان العيد باغلب الدول سيكون 28 جويلية"



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Milad Ali Ershaghi from Richmond City in Texas 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. Milad Ali Ershaghi said: "Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

as Salamu alaykum wa rahmatulLah

On Sunday, July 27, 2014, sunset time was 8:17pm and moonset time was 8:38pm in Richmond, Texas, USA. My daughter and I searched for the crescent from 8:28pm until 8:38pm without the use of any optical aids and with relatively clear sky conditions at this time. However, we did not find the new crescent moon.

was Salam

Milad"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in Virginia 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 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 8:27 pm EDT (sunset: 8:33 pm).  Soon after, using a pair of binoculars  (10X50), I started scanning the western horizon.  It was partly cloudy and hazy (most of the cloudiness was due south of west, though).  With no sighting success, I left the sit past moonset (moonset: 8:45 pm)."



Mon 28 July 2014



Bangladesh


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. ABM Ruhul Hassan from Dhaka City in Dhaka 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



France


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. Abou Farah from Mulhouse City in Alsace State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Germany


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset . Seen: ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "The weather was ok during the day but clouds were predicted for the evening. The crescent was already quite wide but would set only a short time after the sun. I left my work early and tried a visual observation around 3h before sunset. I could see the crescent visually through a telescope at 32x using a red filter to dim the bright skies close to the sun. I had to wiggle the optics left and right to clearly see the (moving) crescent. The clouds arrived soon thereafter so there was no chance of observing the crescent after sunset. I also saw the crescent with the imaging system before the clouds got to thick."



Ghana


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Baba Abdulai from Tamale City in Northern Region 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. Baba Abdulai said: "My exact position was a little to the west of the GPS location which I have submitted in this report. I arrived at the sighting post at about 6:22 PM local time. I first saw the crescent at 6:51 PM. As at 7:16 PM,  I could still see the crescent but I did not continue to observe the crescent up till its final setting time. Sighting community: Kukuo-Yapalsi (near Bi-Water reservoir), Tamale."



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 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "On Monday July 28th, 2014 Mr. Ar Sugeng Riyadi and Muflih Arisa Adnan observed crescent of Shawwal 1435 H. Mr. Ibrahim and Hari, students of Ma'had Aly An Nuur, also joined in this observation. They would like to learn more how to observe crescent. The observation was started before susnset. We used William Optics ZS70 telescope, Bessel I Band filter and Canon EOS 60Da. Thus equipments mounted at Vixen Equatorian Mount. Iris and Adobe Photoshop were utilized for image processing. The sky was partly cloudy. The crescent was seen for first at 16.40. We sucessfully taken images of many shape of crescent in this observation. This observation was finished at 19.00. "



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hossein Janghorbani said: "“In the name of God”
Shawwal Crescent Observation Report
Astronomy and Geophysics Center of Shahreza – The Crescent Association of Shahreza- Accompanied by group Homayun – Khomeynishahr Isfahan
Report by: Hossein Janghorbani (Najm-al-Sepehr) – Manager of Shahreza Crescent Association and Red Crescent’s Astronomy and Geophysics Center
Date: Monday, 07/28/2014
Location: Damzad foothills in the East of Shahreza (latitude: 32 00 N, longitude: 51 52 E, elevation: 1850m from sea level, time zone: +4.5 GMT)
Equipments: two sets of 15*70, three sets of 20*90 binoculars, one sets of 20*80 binocularsm,one telescope 10 inch, one telescope 8 inch, one compass.
Atmospheric condition: hazy in western horizon.
Horizon obstacles: 2°
Apparent sunset: 19:47
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 20*90 binoculars by Mahsa Khajeh  at 19:50 between dust and hazy, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars and telescopes subsequently. Crescent observed by  Reza Janghorbani  20:08  by naked eye.
At the end , festival third spring Ramadan was held
Observers:
1.Hosein Janghorbani 2.Ali Farokhpur 3.Seyedmoslem Rezvani 4.Seyedabolfazl Kahangi 5.Seyedfarzad Alavi 6.Shahram Feyzi 7.Mehdi Ghasemi 8.Mohammadjavad Nikeghbal 9.Saed Momayez 10.Hamidreza Elahinejhad 11.Hosein jaridedar 12.Mohamadhosein Rahaei 13.Yasin Mirzaii 14.Seyedjafar Mosavi 15.Majid Fakhar 16.Ahmad Rahmati 17.Behroz Abedifar 18.Behnam Abedifar 19.Alireza Mojiri 20.Reza Janghorbani 21.Ali Janghorbani 22.Zahra Falahi 23.Mahsa Khaje 24.Fateme Tavakoli 25.Mohadese Alinejhad 26.Misagh Alinejhad 27.Zahra Frokhpur 28.Shakiba Moslehi 29.Narges Shahnazari 30.Nazanin Piruzmandan 31.Tayebe Shafiei 32.Narjes Zare 33.Maryam Shahcheraghi 34.Fateme Hadad 35.Parvane Javery 36.Naemesadat Saniei 37.Parisa Mohajeri 38.Kamal Roholahi 39.Amir Bonakdar 40.Atiye Hajheydari 41.Hamid Sorkhiyan 42.Narges Moghadas 43.Masih Sorkhiyan 44.Hojat Sadeghian 45.Hosein Sadeghian 46.Ali Khoshakhlagh 47.Parisa Ahmadi 48.Nastaran Talebi 49.Abbas Rahimi 50.Safura Saffari 51.Shaghayegh Sarami 52.Marzie Peymani 53.Shakiba Saffar 54.Zahra Mahdi 55.Hamze Sarrami 56.Mohammadjavad Talebpur 57.Mehdi Fakhri 558.Mojtaba Shafiei 59.Farhad Rahmati 60.Davood Javery 61.Arezu Tabibian 62.Misa Sorkhian 63.Mehdi Sadeghian
"



Libya


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others: ICOP member Eng. Mohammed Abdulkarim from البريقة City in اجدابيا 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



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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Hassan Talibi said: "خرجت لرصد اهللال رغم استيفائنا للثلاثين، وجدت السماء ملبدة بالغيوم، طلبت من الله أمرين: أن أراه ثم أن أصوره، كانت هناك فجوة افقية مناسبة لارتفاع الهلال، كان لدي يقين أنها المكان المناسب لرؤيته وبالفعل رايته بالمنظار الزوجي ثم أخذت له صورا دون أراه في شاشة آلة التصوير، وما تأكدت من تصويره إلا بعد أن رأيت الصور على الحاسوب. هذه هديتي لكم وعيدكم مبارك . توحي لي هذه الصور بواقع الأمة العربية الملبدة بغيوم الاستبداد والقهر والتخلف والأمل الصغير الدقيق الذي تظهر بوادره في صمود الشعوب خاصة الشعب الفلسطيني الأبي."



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Onayza City in Gaseem State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was 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. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Sofien Kamoun from الجديدة City in أريانة 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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



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 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
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "I arrived at my sighting location (Blacksburg Middle School) after sunset (sunset: 8:32 pm EDT).  Soon after, using a pair of binoculars  (7X50), I started scanning the mostly cloudy western horizon.  I stayed there till 9:20 pm, hoping to see the moon in the small clearings (moonset: 9:17 pm)."




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



Sun 27 July 2014


1 . Nigeria


Mon 28 July 2014


1 . Algeria
2 . Bahrain
3 . Egypt
4 . Ghana
5 . Indonesia
6 . Iraq
7 . Jordan
8 . Kuwait
9 . Lebanon
10 . Libya
11 . Malaysia
12 . Palestine
13 . Qatar
14 . Saudi Arabia
15 . Spain
16 . Sudan
17 . Syria
18 . Tunisia
19 . Turkey
20 . United Arab Emirates
21 . Yemen


Tue 29 July 2014


1 . Bangladesh
2 . Brunei Darussalam
3 . France
4 . Iran
5 . Morocco
6 . Oman
7 . Sri Lanka
8 . Tanzania


When to Observe Ramadan Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on ( Saturday 26 July 2014 ) at 22:42 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on ( Saturday 26 July 2014 ) and on ( Friday 25 July 2014 ) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Saturday 26 July 2014

Friday 25 July 2014




Ramadan Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




Fri 25 July 2014



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yahia Meghnine from بني يزقن City in غرداية 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. Yahia Meghnine said: "My friend and I saw easly this morning the old crescent of Ramadhan .from Tafilalte - Beni-Isguen 
All the best to ICOP members"



Egypt


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. AbdelHamid Ahmed from بنها City in القليوبية 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. AbdelHamid Ahmed said: "بدأت الرصد الساعة 4:08  ووجهت المنظار نحو الهلال لكن لم اشاهده وبعد حوالي ثلث ساعة شاهدته واختفى 5:12 من السماء التي كنت اراها بعيني المجردة واختفى من عدسة المنظار 5:16 
كل عام وانتم بخير"



France


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abou Farah from Mulhouse City in Alsace 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 not sought by CCD Imaging



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 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: "The easy crescent was clearly visible to the naked eye, despite some clouds and haze."



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 seen 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 Ramadhan 1435 AH was NOT SEEN from Assalaam Observatory Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia, the sky was totally cloudy."



Kuwait


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Al-Harbi from العبدلي City in الجهراء 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



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha from kaduna City in kaduna 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Sat 26 July 2014



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen by others: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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The old crescent of Ramadhan 1435 AH was SEEN by my friend from Kupang NTT on 26 July 2014.."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Ali Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha from kaduna City in kaduna State mentioned that the sky was totally 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
Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha said: "The moon could be seen around 6.00 am as it was seen at 4.00am on the 26th. "



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