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Visibility of Ramadan Crescent 1440 AH

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When to Observe Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 04 May 2019) at 22:45 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Saturday 04 May 2019) and (Sunday 5 May 2019) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Saturday 04 May 2019


Sunday 5 May 2019

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 06 May 2019 and in the Western Region will be on Monday 06 May 2019. 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




05 May 2019



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mourad Bahamida from Berriane 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



2 . Time of observation: Before sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Billal Bensalah from القرارة City in غرداية 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



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Kacem Bankih from بني يزقن City in غرداية State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Kacem Bankih said: "تمت رؤية الهلال من قارت الطعم، جنوب بني يزقن، بواسطة منظار و بصعوبة مدة دقيقة من الزمن."



Australia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Sydney City in NSW 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



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad from Bukit Agok City in Tutong 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad said: "By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam will begin fasting this Tuesday, as officials failed to sight the new moon. The announcement on the moon-sighting was aired on Radio and Television Brunei this evening.

Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam was at Bukit Agok for the crescent observation. The sun was used to align our telescope, and a sunspot was visible. The western sky was pretty clear at sunset - Sirius and Mars were visible during the moon sighting. But the crescent was not visible."



Egypt


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdullah Hamed from صفط اللبن City in الجيزة 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



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 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. Abdul-Aziz Anyang said: "Today Sunday May 5, 2019 is the 29th Day of Shaban, 1440 AH. Tomorrow Monday, May 6, 2019 will be the 30th Day of Shaban, 1440 AH. Tuesday May 7, 2019 will be the 1st Day of Ramadan, 1440 AH, though officially in Ghana, Monday May 6 is the 1st Day of Ramadan. 
The photo is the exact representation of the moon at the sunset time in Ghana."



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 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 new crescent of Shawal 1440 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Sunday, May 05, 2019 from Assalaam Observatory at The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia because the west hirizon was cloudy. This event was attended by Director of PPMI Assalaam, Teachers, CASA members, UII Lecturer, Students of UIN Walisanga Semarang, UNS, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarya, Moslems and Local Jurnalists.

However, based on the reports from NU locations Gresik and Lamongan, the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Ramadhan 1st, 1440 AH starts on Monday, May 06, 2019."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from 40 kilometers far from shahreza to Semirom City in Isfahan 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
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: Sunday, 05/05/2019
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 set of 15*70 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy
Horizon obstacles: about 1.5°
Apparent Sunset: --:--
Results: Moon crescent was not seen by binocular.
Observers:
1.Morteza Karimloo 2.Sayed Moslem Rezvani 3.Hossein Janghorbani
"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was 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
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: Sunday, 05/05/2019
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 set of 15*70 binoculars, Two set of 20*90 binoculars,  One set of 25*100 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy 
Horizon obstacles: about 2°
Apparent Sunset: --:--
Results: Moon crescent was not seen by binocular.
Observers:
1.Sayed Sadegh Hejazi2.Ali Janghorbani 3.Reza Janghorbani 4.Moohamadjavad Nikeghbal 5.Ali Fakhri 6.Mehdi Fakhri 7.Ahmadreza Rahmati 8.Zahra Falahi 9.Zohre Karimpor 10.SHahnaz Same 11.Soheila Eslami 12.Roya GHermezi 13.Zinat GHermezi 14.Ziba Hafar 15.Masome Hafar 16.Zahra Parsania 17.Reihane Dadvand 18.Toktam Aliabedi 19.SHahide Torabi 20.Mohadese Alinezhad 21.Ehsan ali Ali nezhad 22.Saer Aliabedi 23.Abdal reza GHolami 24.Zahra Jamali 25.Mahmood Aliabedi 
"



Iraq


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hashim Almoosawi from Basrah City in Basrah 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
Mr. Hashim  Almoosawi said: "رصد هلال شهر رمضان المبارك سنة 1440 بواسطة مرصد البصرة الفلكي
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رغم سوء الاحوال الجوية من تلوث بيئي و ضوئي تمكن المرصد من التقاط اول صورة للهلال في الساعة 11:59 بعد ظهر اليوم الاحد

تلسكوب نوع: ED127
كامرا: Lumenera LT365R
فلتر: 685
كما تمت رؤيته بالعين المجردة بسهولة من قبل بعض المتمرسين برؤية الهلال"

ملاحظة من الإدارة: تم تعديل رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة لأن رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة لم تكن من قبل الراصد نفسه، بل من قبل مجموعة أخرى. وحيث أن إمكانية الرؤية بالعين المجردة لم تكن ممكنة من تلك المنطقة في ذلك اليوم، فقبول التقارير في مثل هذه الحالة يحتاج إلى تمحيص أكثر. "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Al-Najafi from النجف الأشرف City in النجف 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



Libya


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from طرابلس City in المدينة 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 seen by CCD Imaging



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Muzamir Mazlan from Port Dickson City in Negeri Sembilan 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Muzamir Mazlan said: "This picture was taken after sunset and edited before moonset. The picture (single frame) was process with Adobe Photoshop with a light touch on Auto Tune, Contrast and Curve.

The moon age is 12hours and 38minutes at 7:25 PM MYT."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tg 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: "Hilal was seen from Teluk Kemang Observatory with a telescope at 7.25 pm local time."



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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Hassan Talibi said: "قمنا نحن مجموعة من الراصدين المهتمين برؤية الهلال فلم تثبت الرؤية حتى في مدن الجنوب المتقدمة غربا مثل العيون والداخلة كما أن وزارة الأوقاف أعلنت رسميا عدم ثبوت الرؤية "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Walid Fedi from تاوريرت City in تاوريرت 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 not sought by CCD Imaging



3 . 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



4 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Ayoub Byhi from الرباط City in الرباط 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Nepal


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Aamir from Kathmandu City in Bagmati 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. Mohammad Aamir said: "The horizon was very much clear but it was too hazy to be seen. There was no positive sighting report from anywhere in Nepal."



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Usman Dukku 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Usman Dukku said: "The President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs announced that Monday, 6th May, would be the beginning of Ramada. His statement is as follows:
“Upon due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and states committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan signifies the end of Sha’aban 1440 AH. ”In accordance with Islamic law, the Muslim Ummah is to commence fasting on Monday, May 6, 2019 accordingly.”"



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



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from Near Salalah City in Dhofar 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: "The Crescent Moon was seen by the aid of a telescope + camera. Due to very hazy condition the Crescent Moon was not seen by the naked eye nor by using the telescope alone."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mundhir AlShibani from Yibal City in Al Dhahirah 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
Eng. Mundhir AlShibani said: "Results for “Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1440 (Sunday 5th May 2019) (29th of Shaaban 1440)” :

I was away from the city "Muscat" I'm located in a Job location around 300 km west from the city. I was not able to sight by naked eyes, did not use telescope as it was out of my reach, also it wasn’t sighted by any of the team members and others across the country. My location, the weather was clear in general, no clouds, little dusty. and the Sunset was almost in the real horizon almost 1 deg above the real horizon line.

Therefore Shaaban will continue its 30 days and Ramadan will start on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

My report can be found in https://astroceanomy.com/2019/04/28/crescent-visibility-reports-for-ramadan-shawwal-1440/"



Pakistan


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Muhammad Shafique from Jhelum City in Punjab 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
Eng. Muhammad Shafique said: "Around 19:00 Pakistan time (14:00 UT), It was too bright to see the crescent hence it was not visible. Tried upto 19:10 but nothing seen at all.

Location: Jhelum (countryside) Pakistan
Result: Crescent not seen by naked eye

Start of the month mentioned here is supposed and depend on the final judgement by Rue'at-e-Hilaal Committee.

Engr. Muhammad Shafique."



Palestine


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad AlAshhab from الخليل City in الخليل 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Cape 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. Abdurrazak Ebrahim said: "The crescent new moon was not sighted in Southern Africa which includes the following countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho."



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 partly cloudy, 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. AlTayyeb AlSahili said: "السماء صافية ونقية مع وجود بعض الغيوم المتفرقة  
حاولنا رصد الهلال حول الناحية التي يتوقع حسابيا أن يكون موجودا بها 
بداية  من بعد غروب الشمس بخمس دقائق  19:18 إلى وقت مغيب القمر كليا 19:47
فلم نتمكن من رؤية هلال  ابن ليلة ولا هلال إكمال العدة الذي يجب أن يكون سميكا ومرتفعا 
مما يدل يقينا على أن اليوم الأحد هو 29 شعبان وليس 30
فإن هلال إكمال العدة لا يخفى بل يرى بكل سهولة"



United Arab Emirates


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from جبل حفيت City in العين 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
Eng. Mohammad Odeh said: "AOD = 0.3"



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State mentioned that the sky was 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



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: "I arrived at my sighting location at 7:30 pm EDT (sunset: 8:15 pm).  The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy.  Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon.  The first binocular sighting was at about 8:20 pm.  The crescent was very thin and difficult to be seen in a very bright horizon.  Soon after, it disappeared behind a thick layer of clouds hugging the lower part of the horizon.  If it had not been for the presence of the clouds, the crescent would have been seen more clearly and perhaps by naked eye.  Three of my friends sighting by naked eye and another pair of binoculars (10X50) could not see the crescent.  We left the site shortly past 8:33 pm (moonset: 9:06 pm). Note: The image shows the western horizon's condition."



06 May 2019



Bahrain


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari from عيسى City in الجنوبية 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
Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari said: "تم رصد قمر شهر رمضان المبارك بصعوبة ظهر هذا اليوم الاثنين 6 مايو 2019 في تمام الساعة (02:36) ظهراً، وكانت السحب المتوسطة والغبار منتشرة في أفق بلدي"



Iraq


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Al-Najafi from خان بني سعد City in ديالى 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




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



05 May 2019


1 . Mali


06 May 2019


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


07 May 2019


1 . Australia
2 . Bangladesh
3 . Brunei Darussalam
4 . India
5 . Iran
6 . Morocco
7 . Nepal
8 . Oman
9 . Pakistan
10 . South Africa
11 . Sri Lanka


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


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 04 May 2019) at 22:45 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Saturday 04 May 2019) and (Friday 3 May 2019) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Saturday 04 May 2019


Friday 3 May 2019




Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




03 May 2019



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 Sha'ban 1440 AH was SEEN on Friday, May 04, 2019 from Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia.
"



04 May 2019



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 not 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 Sha'ban 1440 AH was SEEN on Saturday, May 04, 2019 by my students of CASA from Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia.
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