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Visibility of Shawwal Crescent 1441 AH

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When to Observe Shawwal Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Friday 22 May 2020) at 17:39 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Friday 22 May 2020) and (Saturday 23 May 2020) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Friday 22 May 2020


Saturday 23 May 2020

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 Sunday 24 May 2020 and in the Western Region will be on Sunday 24 May 2020. 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




Sat 23 May 2020



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Younes Zkour from باتنة City in باتنة 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Dr. Younes Zkour said: "المعطيات الفلكية:
الإقتران المركزي: 22/05/2020 على الساعة 18:39 GMT+1
الإقتران السطحي: 22/05/2020 على الساعة 20:17 GMT+1
غروب الشمس: 19:41 GMT+1
غروب القمر: 20:20 GMT+1
عمر الهلال: يوم واحد و 06 دقائق
زمن المكث: 39 دقيقة
الإستطالة : 11°
موقع الهلال وقت الغروب: السمت 290° / الإرتفاع 08°
تم رؤية الهلال على ارتفاع أربع درجات تحت كوكب الزهرة وكوب عطارد ...
حيث أنه لم نتمكن من رصد الهلال بالعين المجردة رغم أننا أكملنا العدة ثلاثين مما يمكن أن رمضان بدأ مبكرا بيوم واحد وكذا وجود دول في شرق الأرض مثل نيوزيلندا و اليابان لم تتمكن من رصد الهلال ...

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2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Kacem Bankih from بني يزقن 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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Kacem Bankih said: "حاولت مجموعة متكونة من ثلاث أفراد، من مقام بوعميدفي بني يزقن، رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة والمنظار دون أن تتمكن من رؤيته.
كان بالجو غبار حال دون رؤية الهلال مع وجود إمكانية رؤيته بالعين المجردة."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdellatif Fareh from كوينين City in الوادي 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. Abdellatif Fareh said: "بفضل الله و منته تمت رؤية هلال شوال بعد غروب الشمس مباشرة من طرف رئيس النادي الفلكي بكوينين ولاية الوادي (د.فارح عبد اللطيف)، رغم أن بهض السحب كانت مبعثرة على الأفق الغربي إلا أنه تمت الرؤية أولا بالمنظار ثم التأكد بالعين المجردة، كل عام و الأمة الإسلامية بألف خير."



4 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yassine Haddadi from معسكر City in معسكر 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. Yassine Haddadi said: "المعطيات الفلكية :
مكان الرصد : مدينة معسكر
تاريخ الرصد: السبت 23 ماي 2020  
مدة الرصد: 50 دقيقة بعد غروب الشمس 
الاقتران المركزي: 22/05/2020 على الساعة 18:39 GMT+1  
غروب الشمس:  20سا 07د   GMT+1   
غروب القمر: 20سا 54د      GMT+1 
عمر الهلال: يوم واحد.
زمن المكث: 47 دقيقة
الإستطالة : '11° 29
نسبة الغيوم في السماء في جهة الغرب: غائمة جزئيا
الحالة الجوية (صفاء السماء) في جهة الغرب :  

تم محاولة تحري رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة  و لكن لم نتمكن من رصد الهلال بالعين المجردة رغم أننا أكملنا العدة ثلاثين في شهر رمضان.

تحياتي الخاصة 
ياسين حدادي
من مدينة الأمير عبد القادر " معسكر ، الجزائر" 
"



5 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Rida Rizqi from الكويف City in تبسة 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. Rida Rizqi said: "كانت رؤية الهلال صعبة جدا"



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 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



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 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari from عيسى City in الجنوبية 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen 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 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



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Jerudong City in Brunei 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Mohammed Hussain   Ahmad said: "Alhamdulillah, the Shawwal 1441H crescent was SIGHTED at several designated locations on the evening of Saturday, May 23, 2020. As a result, Brunei will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, May 24, 2020. 

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, Yang Arif Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Tashim made the announcement on Radio Television Brunei that Brunei Darussalam will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, May 24, 2020. On this auspicious occasion of Eid, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims around the world a very happy, prosperous and blissful Eid Mubarak. May Allah shower us with His grace upon this blessed day and accept our good deeds over the course of Ramadan.
"



Canada


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Ahmad from تورونتو City in تورونتو 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Mohammad Ahmad said: "تمت رؤية الهلال بالعين البتلسكوب وبالعين المجردة من قبل أصدقاء أعرفهم جيدا وكانوا على تواصل معي يوم السبت 23/5/2020 من مدينة تورونتو بكندا وهم شخصياً أرسلو لي هذه الصورة 

عضو المجموعة محمد جاسم"



Colombia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Ahmad from Cali City in Valle del Cauca 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. Mohammad Ahmad said: "تمت رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة من قبل أصدقاء أعرفهم جيدا وكانوا على تواصل معي يوم السبت 23/5/2020 من فنزويلا والبرازيل وتواصل مع كولومبيا وهم شخصياً أرسلو لي هذه الصورة 

عضو المجموعة محمد جاسم
"



Egypt


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdullatif Shaheen from الأسكندريه City in الأسكندريه 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
Mr. Abdullatif Shaheen said: "لم تتم رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة بالرغم من صفاء الجو ورؤية كوكب فينوس بوضوح وبالرغم من تحديد المكان المحتمل لرؤية الهلال وهو أعلى يسار فينوس كما تم رؤيته بالفعل يوم الأحد بعد الغروب وكانت رؤية الهلال فى ذلك اليوم بعد حوالى ٥ دقائق من الغروب مما يدل على أنه لم يتم رؤيته يوم السبت بالعين المجردة تأكيدا وأن يوم الأحد هو المتمم لشهر رمضان ٣٠ يوما وقد رفعت الصور لثانى يوم (يوم الاحد) لكى يظهر ذلك ويتاكد بوضوح لمن يرى أن الرؤيه الشرعيه هى الرؤيا بالعين المجردة من أن أول رؤيه لهلال شوال بالعين المجردة تمت بعد أن اكتمل شهر رمضان ٣٠ يوما "



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 not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "Clouds and rain were predicted for the afternoon, so i could only do daytime observation. Despite billowing clouds and haze i could quickly observe the crescent with the video system. The gap in the clouds only lasted for 30 minutes."



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was 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. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "Bismillaahirrahmaanirrahiim

The new crescent of Shawal 1441 AH was not seen on Saturday, May 23, 2020 from Assalaam Observatory Sukoharjo Surakarta Central Java Indonesia even by telescope.

The crescent was sighted from my location at Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia (via CCD and image processing). There was very beautiful Mercury and Venus Conjungtion after sunset.

The 1st of Shawwal 1441 AH in Indonesia will start on Sunday, May 24, 2020. 

Happy Ied Mubarok, Taqabbal Allaah Minna wa Minkum.

Alhamdulillaah..."



2 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen by others: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 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. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The daytime crescent of shawal 1441 AH was not captured from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. 

The crescent was captured by Bosscha Obaervatory Team at Lembang Bandung West Java Indonesia."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.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 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
Shawwal 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: Saturday, 05/23/2020
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: Three set of 15*70 binoculars,One set of 20*90 binoculars,One compass.
Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy and Hazy
Horizon obstacles: about 2°
Apparent Sunset: 19:44
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 and 20*90 binoculars by Hossein Janghorbani and Ali Janghorbani at 20:16 and at 20:17, for the first time. 
Observers:
1.AmirHossein Sadri 2.MohammadMahdi Maleki 3.Eeman Maleki 4.Sayed Mohammad Navabi 5.AbdolReza Gholami 6.Mostafa Rahmati 7.MohammadJavad Nikeghbal
8.Aboozar Nikeghbal 9.Sayed Moslem Rezvani 10.Majid Zare 11.Sayed Hesam Ahli 12.AliReza Movahedian 13.AhmadReza Heydarpoor 14.Mojtaba Heydarpoor 15.Mohammad Javad Talebpoor 16.Eng.Javad Amiri 17.Parsa Rezapoorian 18.Hamid Abdi 19.Farhad Mirzaee 20.Ali Golabi 21.MohammadReza Kazemi 22.AhmadReza Amiri 23.AbbasAli Mandegari 24.Ali Rahmati 25.Ahmad Rahmati 26.Reza Janghorbani 27.Ali Janghorbani 28.Hossein Janghorbani 29.Azadeh Samadi 30.Reyhaneh Samadi 31.Narjes Zare 32.Masoomeh Hafar 33.Ziba Hfar  34.Neda Hamidia 35.Mohadeseh Alinezhad 36.Misagh Alinezhad 37.Mahnaz Arami 38.Shahnaz Soroori 39.Shahnaz Kazemayni 40.Bahar Kamani 41.Farzaneh Moslehi 42.Shahnaz Same 43.Zahra Ansari 44.Hanieh Rezapoorian 45.Fatemeh Ansari 46.Mahtab Bahrami 47.Talat Taheri 48.Tayebeh Shafiee 49.Zakieh Abazari 50.Zahra Jamali 51.Mahboobeh Azadi 52.Zeynab Heydarpoor 53.Zahra Heydarpoor 54.Zinat Ghermezi 55.Roya Ghermezi 56.Fahimeh Parsaee 57.Zahra Fallahi
"



Iraq


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Adnan Shaemak from البلديات City in بغداد 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



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 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



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Agku Bolkhizan Ahmad Thani from Labuan City in Labuan FT 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Agku Bolkhizan Ahmad Thani said: "Image single frame"



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others: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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane said: "تمت الرؤية في العديد من المدن المغربية وكان الهلال رقيقا جدا...تعذر تصويره لرقته في بعض المدن.
صورة عزيز كعوش--مرصد افران"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Prof. AMINE KHOUYA from أرفود City in الراشدية 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
Prof. AMINE KHOUYA said: "قمت اليوم بتحري هلال شوال بعد مغيب الشمس  في الأفق الغربي لمدينة ارفود إقليم الرشيدية ، فتعذر رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة مساء اليوم .عيدكم مبارك سعيد وكل عام وانتم بخير  .."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Sofyan Assouli from المحمدية City in سيدي موسى بن علي 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. Sofyan Assouli said: "صراحة لم يكم من السهل رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة بسبب قربه من الأفق و بسبب سٌمكه الضئيل إلا بعد الاستعانة ببرنامج  stellarium  لتحديد موقعه في السماء و منظار زوجي. حينها كان ارتفاع الهلال عن الأفق حوالي 3 درجات فقط.
ثم قمت بالتقاط صورة بكاميرا الهاتف إضافة إلى المنظار الزوجي.
عيدكم مبارك تقبل الله منا و منكم صالح الأعمال.
و كل عام و أنتم بخير"



4 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Walid Jadar from تاوريرت City in تاوريرت 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. Walid Jadar said: "تم تحري هلال شهر شوال 1441 ولم ثتبت رؤية في منطقتي ولكن تمت رؤيته في مناطق اخرى من المملكة المغربية بصعوبة "



5 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hatim El Harrak from طنجة City in طنجة 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hatim El Harrak said: "بعدستي بعد مغرب اليوم الهلال من طنجة بواسطة الكاميرا بعدسة 70 - 300 مم . لم يرى بالعين المجردة  وبالكاد ظهر في عدسة الكاميرا . 
لكن تم رؤيته بالعين المجردة  من قبل راصدين آخرين و ظهر في مناطق أخرى من وسط وجنوب المغرب"



6 . 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 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. Hassan Talibi said: "تمكن زملاء آخرون من رؤيته في مناطق متنوعة في المغرب وكانت الرؤية صعبة "



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 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. Mohammad Aamir said: "Crescent was not sighted anywhere in Nepal."



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdul-Rasaq Abdul-Azeez Ishola from LAGOS City in IKORODU State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from Al-Fulaij City in Muscat 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: "Despite clouds, haze we were able to see the Crescent Moon using Telescope + camera.  "



Palestine


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mosa Jaramneh from مقيبلة City in الشمال 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Mosa Jaramneh said: "تمت الرصد بالعين وبكاميرا كانون وبالكاد تم رؤيته بصعوبة بسس حالة الطقس ."



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Ayyub Patel from ABHA City in Aseer 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
Dr. Ayyub Patel said: "The Crescent moon for Shawwal 2020 was not seen probably due to its low altitude at sunset and hazy nature of the horizon after sunset
 Bu-y Binoculars and camera nikon p1000 i did see Venus planet in its crescent shape"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Raed AlJarAllah from الرياض City in الرياض 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



3 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Sami Al-Harbi from المدينة المنورة City in المدينة النبوية 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Sami Al-Harbi said: "فشلت محاولة هلال شوال في المدينة النبوية بسبب تواجد السحب الركامية "



4 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Omar AlHaidari from جدة City in مكة المكرمة 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 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 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



Tunisia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Sofien Kamoun from برج الطّويل City in أريانة 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili from حمام الأنف City in بن عروس State mentioned that the sky was clear, 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
Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili said: " "قمت برصد الهلال من بعد غروب الشمس إلى ما بعد وقت غروب القمر 20:15
ونحن أربعة أشخاص استعملنا منظار 10 في 50  
مع علمنا بتحديد المكان الذي يُتوقع أن يتواجد فيه الهلال حسابيا بالاعتماد على عدة برامج فائقة الدقة 
وكانت السماء صافة وبدون غيوم  .
. تمكنا من رؤية الهلال بالمنظار وكان رقيقا ولكن عجزنا جميعا عن رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة رغم طول المحاولة إلى آخر الوقت .
مما يدل دلالة قاطعة على أن اليوم السبت 23 ماي 2020 هو يوم 29 رمضان 1441 هـ  فلو كان هلال إكمال العدة لكان واضحا لا يخفى عن أي أحد 
كما هو مقرر في كتب الفقه وبالتجربة وبالمنطق ...
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United Arab Emirates


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from Abu Dhabi City in Choose a State 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: "صفاء الغلاف الجوي 0.22"



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "It was partly cloudy in York today (23/5/2020) but the sunset position was clearly seen. However, the moon was not seen today in the UK, unfortunately (but it was seen in Morocco). Eid Mubarak to all Muslims (whenever you celebrate it in lockdown!)."



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 very 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
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "I arrived at my sighting location at 7:41 pm EDT (sunset: 8:31 pm; apparent sunset: 8:20 pm).  The western horizon was mostly clear and very hazy.  Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon.  I spotted Venus at 8:12 pm with the pair of binoculars; later, Venus was clearly visible with naked eye at 8:36 pm.  The first binocular sighting of the crescent moon was at about 8:38 pm.  The crescent was thin and was visible with the naked eye at 8:47 pm.  The horns were approximately at 2:30 and 6:30 O'clock (2:30;4:30;6:30). A friend of mine was also able to see the crescent, using a pair of (10X50) binoculars and then with naked eye.  The first sighting of Mercury was at 8:42 pm.  Later, mercury was also clearly visible with naked eye.  I changed my location and stayed at the new site till moon set at 9:24 pm (moonset: 9:35 pm; apparent moonset 9:24 pm)."



Venezuela


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Ahmad from Isla Margarita City in Nueva Esparta 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. Mohammad Ahmad said: "تمت رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة من قبل أصدقاء أعرفهم جيدا وكانوا على تواصل معي يوم السبت 23/5/2020 من فنزويلا وهم شخصياً أرسلو لي هذه الصورة 

عضو المجموعة محمد جاسم
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2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Ahmad from ماتورين City in مونوغاس 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. Mohammad Ahmad said: "تمت رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة من قبل أصدقاء أعرفهم جيدا وكانوا على تواصل معي يوم السبت 23/5/2020 من فنزويلا وهم شخصياً أرسلو لي هذه الصورة 

عضو المجموعة محمد جاسم
"



Sun 24 May 2020



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yassine Haddadi from معسكر City in معسكر 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. Yassine Haddadi said: "المعطيات الفلكية :
مكان الرصد : مدينة معسكر
تاريخ الرصد: الأحد 24 ماي 2020  
الاقتران المركزي: 22/05/2020 على الساعة 18:39 GMT+1  
غروب الشمس:  20سا 07د   GMT+1   
غروب القمر: 21سا 53د      GMT+1 
عمر الهلال: يومان 
زمن المكوث: 1سا و 46د 
الاستطالة : 23° 16'
نسبة الغيوم في السماء في جهة الغرب: صافية 

تم محاولة تحري رؤية الهلال بالعين المجرد  بعد غروب الشمس ، و تمكنت من رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة وكان رقيقا و واضحا.

تحياتي الخاصة 
ياسين حدادي
من مدينة الأمير عبد القادر " معسكر ، الجزائر" 
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Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Ahmad Junaidi from Ponorogo City in Jawa Timur 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging



Iraq


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Ali Kherallah from مدينة الصدر City in بغداد 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



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Ariff Mohammad Tajuddin from Semenyih City in Selangor 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



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Ayyub Patel from ABHA City in Aseer 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
Dr. Ayyub Patel said: "There were lots of clouds but there was a window near to the sunset position. I had to wait for the crescent moon to move down out of the clouds. mercury was seen as well as venus (in crescent phase) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAin6ideaCU"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Sami Al-Harbi from المدينة المنورة City in المدينة النبوية 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. Sami Al-Harbi said: "أيضاً شاهدت الزهرة في طور الهلال "




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



Sat 23 May 2020


1 . Cote dIvoire
2 . Mali
3 . Mauritania
4 . Niger
5 . Somalia


Sun 24 May 2020


1 . Afghanistan
2 . Algeria
3 . Bahrain
4 . Brunei Darussalam
5 . Chad
6 . Egypt
7 . Indonesia
8 . Iran
9 . Iraq
10 . Jordan
11 . Kuwait
12 . Lebanon
13 . Libya
14 . Malaysia
15 . Morocco
16 . Nigeria
17 . Oman
18 . Pakistan
19 . Palestine
20 . Qatar
21 . Saudi Arabia
22 . Sri Lanka
23 . Sudan
24 . Syria
25 . Tunisia
26 . Turkey
27 . United Arab Emirates
28 . Yemen


Mon 25 May 2020


1 . Bangladesh
2 . India
3 . Nepal
4 . South Africa


When to Observe Ramadan Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Friday 22 May 2020) at 17:39 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Friday 22 May 2020) and (Thursday 21 May 2020) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Friday 22 May 2020


Thursday 21 May 2020




Ramadan Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




Thu 21 May 2020



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Rida Rizqi from الكويف City in تبسة 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: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdellatif Fareh from كوينين City in الوادي State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, 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. Abdellatif Fareh said: "الحمد لله تمت رؤية هلال اليوم الثامن و العشرين من رمضان، كان أولا باستخدام المنظار ثم بالعين المجردة، و دام ذلك حوالي عشرين دقيقة ثم بدأ بالاختفاء مع بداية ظهور ضوء الشمس."



3 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Anwar Zain AlAbideen Bouabdallah from حاسي بحبح City in الجلفة 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
Mr. Anwar Zain AlAbideen  Bouabdallah said: "تم رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة والتصوير بالكاميرا dslr nikon d810 
lens 18-300mm 
"



4 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yassine Haddadi from معسكر City in معسكر 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



5 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yassine Haddadi from معسكر City in معسكر 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. Yassine Haddadi said: "حدادي ياسين من مدينة معسكر "



Bahrain


1 . Time of observation: After sunriseSeen:ICOP member Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari from عيسى City in الجنوبية 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. Ali Majeed Al Hajari said: "الرصد النهاري لقمر المتناقص اي آخر الشهر لشهر رمضان المبارك في تمام الساعة (11:42) ظهرا بتوقيت مملكة البحرين
"



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunriseSeen:ICOP member Mr. Ahmad Junaidi from Ponorogo City in Jawa Timur 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Ahmad Junaidi said: "i have observed the crescent since  before sunrise but not seen because the eastern horizon is cloudy. the crescent seen by cmos detector 1 hour after sunrise"



2 . 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 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. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "On Thursday, May 21st, 2020 the sky was covered by cloud this morning. However, in a bit of minute alhamdulillah the old crescent (27.87 days, alt of 12°) of Ramadhan 1441 AH was successfully sighted from Assalaam Observatory, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Surakarta Central Java Indonesia.
Alhamdulillaah...

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Jordan


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mooad Shaqour from الزرقاء City in الزرقاء 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. Mooad Shaqour said: "تمت محاولة تحري هلال رمضان المتناقص صبيحة ٢٨ رمضان، كان هناك في الأفق بنايات تحجب الرؤية جزئيا قبل شروق الشمس وبعد الشروق وارتفاع الهلال لم أره وذلك لنحوله وطغيان إضاءة الشمس."



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hatim El Harrak from طنجة City in طنجة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, 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. Hatim El Harrak said: "صباح اليوم 27 رمضان 1441هـ  الموافق لـ 21 ماي 2020 قمنا برصد الهلال ولم يتم رؤيته لا بالعين المجردة ولا بالكاميرا  رغم الظروف الجوية الملائمة 
لكن تم رصد الهلال صباح يوم 26 رمضان 1441 هـ الموافق لـ 20 ماي 2020 وهذا آخر هلال تم رؤيته بالمغرب وهذه صوره المرفقة "



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Ayyub Patel from Abha City in Aseer 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



2 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Ali Sameer Bonyan from القطيف City in القطيف 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. Ali Sameer Bonyan said: "لم أتمكن من رصد الهلال وذلك لوجود بعض الغيوم في جهة الشرق كذلك عدم صفاء الأفق الشرقي."



3 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Sami Al-Harbi from المدينة المنورة City in المدينة النبوية 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
Mr. Sami Al-Harbi said: "فشلت محاولة رصد الهلال الأخير ولا اعلم هل حالت بيننا الغيوم ام اضأته ضعفيه لا تسمح بمشاهدته والله اعلم .... المدينة المنورة"



Tunisia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.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 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
Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili said: "السماء كانت مغيمة جزئيا وخاصة في مكان تواجد الهلال حسابيا على مستوى ارتفاع 3 درجات مما عرقل رؤيته بالعين المجردة 
فضوء الشمس طغى على ضوء الهلال قبل شروق الشمس بــ 13 دقيقة
فلم أتمكن من رؤيته بالعين المجردة رغم تمكني من رؤيته وتحديد مكانه بوضوح بالمنضار  لفترة وجيزة ( 3 دقائق تقريبا )
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وفي الصورة الهلال غير واضح بسبب أن  آلة التصوير  ضعيفة ..."



Fri 22 May 2020



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Sami Al-Harbi from المدينة المنورة City in المدينة النبوية 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
Mr. Sami Al-Harbi said: "حاولت ارصد الهلال الأخير صباح هذا اليوم الجمعة من الدربيل والعين المجردة لكن باءت بالفشل"



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