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When to Observe Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Monday 08 July 2013) at 07:14 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Monday 08 July 2013) and (Tuesday 09 July 2013) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Monday 08 July 2013

Tuesday 09 July 2013

According to the Universal Hejric Calendar (UHC), which is based on the calculated crescent visibility, the start of this month in the Eastern Region will be on Wednesday 10 July 2013 and in the Western Region will be on Tuesday 09 July 2013. 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




Mon 08 July 2013



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: "The new moon was not sighted from Brunei in the evening of Monday, 8 July 2013 as expected. This was officially announced through the National TV and Radio stations. Therefore, tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 is the completion of 30 days for the month of Shaban. Hence, the 1st of Ramadan 1434 in Brunei will commence on Wednesday, 10 July 2013.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Muslims across the world a very blessed Ramadan. "



Germany


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not 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 not seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "I tried to capture the young crescent for three hours before noon (already after conjunction), but the weather made it impossible. Though the sun was shining we had billowing clouds and lots of cirrus. The skies were of milky white color and that is not good enough to image the crescent only 5 degrees from the sun. The weather conditions will not get better today and the moon will set 15 minutes before the sun anyway.
Luckily i could capture the ISS passing directly in front of the sun one hour later, so i had some feeling of success anyway."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Usman Dukku from Marburg City in Hessen 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Usman Dukku said: "I did not try sighting the crescent since it set before the sun. However tomorrow, Tuesday 9th July has been declared the beginning of Ramadan in Germany by the Council of Ulama.  "



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: "The new crescent for Ramadan 1434 AH cannot be seen anywhere in Ghana based on the astronomical calculations for Ghana.  Let us hope there will not be a false witness of the sighting of the new moon in any of the ten regions from Ghana especially from the Ashanti region, Kumasi."



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: "The New Crescent of Ramadhan 1434 AH was NOT SEEN from Assalaam Observatory Surakarta Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. We are about 200 persons from mualimin Solo Raya. Indonesia Government declae that Syaban will completed anda 1 Ramadhan will be on Wednesday, 10 July 2013.

Marhaban yaa Ramadhan.. :-)"



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: " The government was officially announced on TV and radio that the 1st of Ramadhan 1434 will be on wednesday 10 July 2013. "



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Simwal Jibril from Abuja City in FCT 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. Simwal Jibril said: "It's was raining so it was impossible to try sighting the crescent"



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: "it was overcast here in Ilorin and some other places like abuja, Ibadan and lagos. No positive result from all of those place"



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Buraydah City in Algaseem 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Thamer Masoud from ينبع الصناعية City in المدينة المنورة 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
Eng. Thamer Masoud said: "الجو غائم والرصد متعذر"



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Cape Province 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



Tunisia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Bilel Besbes from المنستير City in المنستير 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



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from Liverpool City in Merseyside State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "On Monday 8 July 2013 (29 Shaban 1434 AH) many people from throughout the UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Shaban after sunset. None of the groups were able to sight the Hilal even though many places had clear sky conditions. 

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

Therefore, the Wifaqul Ulama have decided that the month of Shaban 1434 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Ramadan 1434 AH will start from Wednesday 10 July 2013 (i.e. night of Tuesday 9 July 2013), Insha-Allah.

Note: We congratulate the Saudi Supreme Court for deciding the start of Ramadan a day after their official Ummul Qura date, which clearly does not match the visibility of the moon, as stated on the Ummul Qura calendar website (English).
http://www.ummulqura.org.sa/president_address.aspx"



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Milad Ali Ershaghi from San Diego City in California 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: "On the evening of Monday, July 8, 2013, group of about seven brothers area went out to a high point in San Diego, California (USA) overlooking the western horizon to seek out the hilal of Ramadan. For a period of about 30 minutes after Maghrib, we attempted to sight the moon, but could not see it."



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 seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "The western horizon was mostly cloudy.  I arrived at my sighting location at 8:45 pm EDT (sunset: 8:44 pm) and stayed there past moonset (moonset: 8:48 pm)."



Tue 09 July 2013



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa from Ghardaia City in Ghardaia State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa said: "more than 70 people from Ghardaia south Algeria have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadhan 1434 in N'tissa station uesed Several Binoculars; The western horizon was partly cloudy and clear; the sun set Behind clouds at 19:43; the new crescent was seen with Binocular (7*50) For the first time  at 19:55 (Time that is supposed the sunset) and with a telescope; Then later seen with the naked eye by some observers, Takabala Allah EL siam wa EL kiam."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Z.Abd Elouahed Delih from BARIKA City in BATNA State mentioned that the sky was clear, 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. Z.Abd Elouahed Delih said: "In the day of tuesday 09 july 2O13
i tried to sight the new crescent of ramadhan by the naked eye .
the age of moon was 37H 25M 
elongation was 16° 41 m
illumination  2.1% 
i was thinking that i can see the crescent easily because i saw the waning one of rabiaa awal which was 1.5% of illumination, but the difference of temprature and TOD was very large for this me and my friends did not see the crescent.
I recorded a video for the sighting   and i'll publish it in youtube inshaa allah."



Germany


1 . Time of observation: After 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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "I had to drive 60km to get away from some clouds, only to find new clouds near the horizon. Still, as the crescent was quite wide, i had a good chance of finding it in the gaps. My family had joined me and the kids started to play in the fields, while papa "did his crescent-thing" again. The imaging system could track the crescent for 70 minutes till just before sunset, when the crescent vanished behind some trees. I tried several times to see it visually with a pair of 12x50 binoculars and the visual part of the imaging system, but the weather was just to bad. The imaging system did its work well despite the continously changing conditions and i hardly had to touch the system during the whole observation."



Ghana


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.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 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: "As at our local sunset time (6.19 pm), the new crescent had not appeared due to the rays of the sun.  It was seen by many around 6.22 pm and I myself saw it around 6.35 pm.  As reported yesterday of the possibility of a false sighting from the Ashanti region (Kumasi) of Ghana, it was reported that it was seen yesterday Monday July 08 at 5.40 pm, i.e. before our local sunset time of 6.19 pm! Some fasted based on the false announcement that was broadcasted without first crosschecking with the National Hilal Committee. May Allah help us if our leaders will accept sighting of the new crescent  almost 40 minutes before the sun sets and announces for the commencement of 1st Ramadan on 30th Shaaban."



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Bambang Eko Lasmadi from Medan City in Sumatera utara 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



2 . 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 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: "Today, 9 JuLy 2013 the new crescent of ramadhan 1434 AH was NOT SEEN from Assalaam Observatory because the sky was totally cloudy."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Zahed Aram from saravan City in balochistan 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami from Bojnord City in Khorasan 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami said: "The crescent was seen in daylight time by telescope hardly."



Jordan


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Ms. Basma Dhiab from Amman City in Amman State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not 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
Ms. Basma Dhiab said: "The crescent was seen by the binocular easily nearly with sunset...once the call for Maghreb prayer was heard. There were 12 persons ( from the Jordanian astronomical society and some friends ) at the site of the observation ( west of Amman ) with clear sky. It was a chance to have a stargazing too...Ramadhan mubarak for you all :-)"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Tareq Hadi from عمّان City in عمّان 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



Libya


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mohammed Abdulkarim from البريقة City in اجدابيا 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. Mohammed Abdulkarim said: "تمت رؤية الهلال بواسطة كاميرا Sony DCR-SR60 وتم توثيق ذلك بمقطع فيديو سيتم رفعه لاحقا على صفحة رؤية https://www.facebook.com/visionthemoon"



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Kassim Bahali said: "The hilal of Ramadhan was seen from Al-Khawarizmi Observatory at Tsnjung Bidara, Melaka."



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 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
Mr. Yunusa Yakubu said: "There was a very poor visibility today 09th and yesterday 08th July 2013. We have received Naked eye sighting from Kurgwi town of Quan-Pan LGA of Plateau state by Mallam Bukhari and many others.  

The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs under the able Leadership of His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa'adu Abubakar III has declared Wednesday 10th July to be the 1st of Ramadan.

RAMADAN MUBARAK!!!!  "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Simwal Jibril from Kaduna City in Kaduna 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



3 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha from kaduna City in kaduna 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
Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha said: "I however received many calls of sighting the crescent in Kaduna metropolis."



4 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in Kwara 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. Qamarudeen Muhammad said: "the new hilal was easily seen here and some other part of ilorin city, and lagos"



Pakistan


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Alam Sultan from karachi City in sindh 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
Mr. Alam Sultan said: "On Tuesday evening, Many hundred persons (Members of jamia-tur-Rasheed and my friends) tried to sight the moon at more than 59 places countrywide but could not sight. Many places were clear or little hazy. Negative sighting also announced officially and announced that Wednesday is 30th Shabaan and Thursday is 1st Ramadan 1434.
Ramadan Mabrook"



Philippines


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abu Ammar Mangorangca from Bongao, Sanga-Sanga City in Tawi-Tawi 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. Abu Ammar Mangorangca said: "The crescent was seen by Muslims in Sanga-Sanga, (latitude 5deg 1min N, longitude 119deg 46min E),one of the islands in the Tawi-Tawi province at the western edge of the Philippines. Here Moon sets at 7:01. and Sun sets 6:18. The sighting was reported to Maulana Taha Abdullah of Marawi City by the local Mufti who had investigated the sighting circumstances at the low-lying islands near the Malaysian border. "



Saudi Arabia


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



Senegal


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Ibrahima Lo from Kedougou City in Senegal State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Ibrahima Lo said: "Seen by others "



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: "Alhamdulillah, the blessed crescent was seen and confirmed at 6.40pm. Local sunset time 6.20pm.
Ramadhaan Kareem"



Tunisia


1 . 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 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



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "The western horizon was partly cloudy.  I arrived at my sighting location around 7:35 pm EDT (sunset: 8:44 pm).  Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), first, I sighted Venus at 7:43 pm.  At 7:50 pm, I sighted the crescent through the binoculars.  The crescent was very thin with the horns approximately at 2:00 and 5:30 O'clock (2:00;4:00;5:30).  The picture of the western horizon was taken right after the disappearance of the crescent behind the clouds.  Since the clouds were rolling in, I left the location prior to sunset (moonset: 9:24 pm)."




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



Tue 09 July 2013


1 . Turkey


Wed 10 July 2013


1 . Algeria
2 . Angola
3 . Bahrain
4 . Botswana
5 . Brunei Darussalam
6 . Egypt
7 . Ghana
8 . Indonesia
9 . Iran
10 . Jordan
11 . Kuwait
12 . Lebanon
13 . Lesotho
14 . Libya
15 . Malawi
16 . Malaysia
17 . Mauritania
18 . Morocco
19 . Mozambique
20 . Namibia
21 . Nigeria
22 . Oman
23 . Palestine
24 . Philippines
25 . Qatar
26 . Saudi Arabia
27 . Senegal
28 . Singapore
29 . South Africa
30 . Sudan
31 . Swaziland
32 . Syria
33 . Tunisia
34 . United Arab Emirates
35 . United Kingdom
36 . Yemen
37 . Zimbabwe


Thu 11 July 2013


1 . Pakistan


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


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Monday 08 July 2013) at 07:14 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Monday 08 July 2013) and on (Sunday 07 July 2013) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Monday 08 July 2013

Sunday 07 July 2013




Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




Sun 07 July 2013



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 very hazy, 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "The weather was bad at home, with fog and a cloudbank to the east. I drove 60km to the north to find better weather but could not escape the strong haze. I tried for more than half an hour to find the crescent with a small lens and the imaging system, but did not succeed. Only later, when using  the telescope optics was it possible to image the crescent, after it had risen above the worst haze. This was half an hour AFTER local sunrise. The crescent was rather faint on the screen. I could not see it visually through the same optics, also not through 12x50 binoculars."



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 partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The Old Crescent of Shaban 1434 AH was SEEN from Assalaam Observatory on Sunday 7 July 2013. We are about 4 persons. Taufiq Hidayat, Indra Setyawan , Bahrul Hidayat K and Me.

We also captured the hilal on Video as link bellow:
http://youtu.be/LdcH0Btyv4Q"



Iran


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Zahed Aram from jalq City in balochistan 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



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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Kassim Bahali said: "The old crescent of Syaaban 1434 was seen from my observatory at Jasin Melaka."



Mon 08 July 2013



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 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
Dr. Z.Sani Mustapha said: "Monday is day 28."



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