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When to Observe Shawwal Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Monday 03 June 2019) at 10:02 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Monday 03 June 2019) and (Tuesday 4 June 2019) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Monday 03 June 2019


Tuesday 4 June 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 Wedensday 05 June 2019 and in the Western Region will be on Tuesday 04 June 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.





Shawwal Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results




03 June 2019



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdellatif Fareh from كوينين City in الوادي 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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdellatif Fareh said: "هناك شهادة أخذت بها لجنة الأهلة حيث تمت رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة في بلدية شمال بلدية كوينين تبعد أكثر من 25 كيلومترا في نفس المحافظة الوادي"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Alhabib Janahani from قمار City in وادي سوف 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 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 Eng. Mourad Bahamida from بلدية البرمة City in ورقلة 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



Belgium


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammed Chatouani from مونس City in مونس 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



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 Region 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
Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang said: "The moon was not sighted till 5 hours after the setting of the sun, the office of the National Chief Imam is now coming out that it has been seen in three regions namely the Brong Ahafo region, the Ashanti region and also in the Greater Accra region and that it has been seen by many.  i have a platform group that covers members from all the regions in Ghana and none of them at their various locations so it. At the time of our sunset (6:12 pm) the moon with the sun are almost setting together at the same time."



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The cresent observation of Shawwal 1440 A.H on 29th Ramadhan 1440 A.H was conducted on Monday, June 03, 2019 in Assalaam Observatory at PPMI Assalaam, Sukoharjo, Central Java Indonesia. An automatic telescope mounting (Vixen Sphinx) was used to guide a 80 mm telescope (Vixen ED80sf) for observation. The sky was completely covered by thick cloud. 

The sun was unable to be captured after 05.00 pm. The cresent was also unable to be identified after sunset (05.28 pm). A number of participants including the government representatives, academia and community joined the observation.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Shawwal 1st, 1440 A.H starts on Wednesday, June 05, 2019.""



Jordan


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mooad Shaqour from الزرقاء City in الزرقاء 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. Mooad Shaqour said: "تمت محاولة رصد هلال شوال ١٤٤٠ رغم التأكيد على أنه لا يرى اليوم وذلك لقربه من الأفق وغروبه بعد الشمس بدقائق معدودة، ومع ذلك هناك دول أعلنت أنه تمت الرؤية."



Lebanon


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Rami El Sahmarani from طرابلس،لبنان City in الشمال 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



Libya


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. hithem fattah from طرابلس City in طرابلس State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Muzamir Mazlan from Port Dickson City in Negeri Sembilan 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Muzamir Mazlan said: "In Malaysia, the day for new moon sighting in on 3 June 2019 (29 Ramadhan 1440). Based on the calculated data, sighting on today's evening doesn't meet the criteria for hilal, thus the date of first Syawal 1440 is on 5 June 2019. 

Telok Kemang Observatory will also held the observation for the waxing crescent on tomorrow evening."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Al-Khawarizmi Observatory Tg. Bidara City in Melaka State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Usman Dukku from Bauchi City in Bauci State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Usman Dukku said: "Due to clouds we did not plan a sighting trip."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Majolagbe Monsuru from Ikorodu City in Lagos 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. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in kwara 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
Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad said: "It was raining and the western sky is cloudy"



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Ali Aldaoudi from صور City in جنوب الشرقية State mentioned that the sky was clear, 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



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



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 clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili said: "حاولنا ، جدلا ، رصد الهلال رغم تيقننا من عدم إمكانية رؤية الهلال في هذا اليوم في جميع أقطار العالم . ولم نتمكن من رؤيته رغم صفاء السماء تماما .
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ومن المؤسف أن نسمع أن بعض الدول تعلن عكس ذلك إما خطأ وإما كذبا 
خدمة لأغراض سياسية أو تشويها للدين بإظهاره مخالفا للعلم الثابت الصحيح ومنافيا له ."



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in Virginia State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "I arrived at my sighting location at 8:30 EDT (sunset: 8:38 pm).  Using a pair of binoculars (7X35), I started scanning the western horizon.  The lower portion of the horizon was partly cloudy and hazy.  With no success, I ended the session at moonset (moonset: 9:01 pm). "



04 June 2019



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Mourad Bahamida from البرمة City in ورڨلة 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Boubakur salem Menaceri from عجاجة City in ورقلة 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



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 not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdellatif Fareh said: "رغم أن الجهة الغربية كانت مغبرة و سحب خفيفة إلا أن الرؤية تمت من قبل غروب الشمس بالعين المجرة. "



4 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Banouh Nouh Mefnoune from المنطقة الصناعية ڤار الطعام City in غرداية State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Banouh Nouh Mefnoune said: "بسم اللّه الرحمن الرحيم، وصلّ اللّهم وسلّم وبارك على سيدنا محمّد وعلى آله وصحبه.

لقد تمكن السيدان: بنوح نوح مفنون، و بشير بوشلاغم من رؤية هلال شوال من مسطح بمنطقة ڤار الطعام بولاية غرداية - الجزائر، بالعين المجردة بعد حوالي ٢٠ دقيقة من مغيب الشمس خلف شريط من السحاب، وكانت السماء صافية نوعا ما، وكان قوس الهلال يعلو الأفق الغربي وقتها بحوالي ١١ درجة، و سمت ١٠ درجات على يسار مكان غروب الشمس ذا لون خافت مائل للصفرة مشيرا بقرنيه إلى الساعة ٢ و ٨، وبقيا يرقبانه لمدة نصف ساعة على الأقل بعد المشاهدة الأولى قبل الانصراف من مكان الرصد.

ويستغرب السيدان جدّا ويستبعدان بناء على ضعف لمعان الهلال اليوم وصعوبة إيجاده بسرعة رغم بعده النسبي عن الشمس وعن الأفق ادعاء من شاهده بالامس بالعين المجردة من منطقة انتيسه مع وصف متردد ومخالف للمعطيات الفلكية التي تفيد ملازمته للشمس بالأمس.

وتطابقت شهادات رؤية هلال شوال اليوم من المنطقة ممن عادته تحري الأهلة بالعين المجردة والحمد لله، ولله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد.  "



5 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Messaoud Kechida from قمار City in وادي سوف 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



Australia


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



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 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: "قمر شهر شوال المبارك نهار هذا اليوم الثلاثاء والموافق 4 يونيو 2019 في تمام الساعة (08:42) صباحا من أفق مدينة عيسى في مملكة البحرين للباحث الفلكي البحريني علي مجيد الحجري.

للتذكير لا توجد أي قيمة شرعية لهذه الصورة لكسرها قوانين الشرع في الاستهلال وهي نهارا وليس من بعد غروب الشمس، وإنما هذه الصورة تدل على دقة الحسابات الفلكية ودقة الرصد الفلكي.

وكل عام وأنتم بألف خير.
علي الحجري
باحث فلكي بحريني"



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 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
Eng. Ali Majeed Al Hajari said: "هلال شوال من بعد غروب الشمس بتلسكوب بقطر ٤ انش وكاميرا هاتف سامسونج."



Bangladesh


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



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad from Tanjung Batu City in Brunei Muara 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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad said: "Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam were at Tanjung Batu for the Hilal of Syawal 1440H observation this afternoon. The new moon was not seen from various vantage points in Brunei due to very thick clouds (see weather satellite imagery by Kochi University at the time of observation).

By the command 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, the country will start celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Thursday, June 6th, 2019. The announcement on the result of sighting for the new moon of Syawal was broadcast nationwide over Radio and Television Brunei."



Chad


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Abakar Adoum Elhadji from آتية City in البظحاء 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. Abakar Adoum Elhadji said: "اخبرت من طرف اهل ثقة انهم راوا  الهلال بالعين المجردة و كان رقيقا و لم يمكث طويلا بعد الغروب."



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 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



Germany


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria 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. Martin Elsaesser said: "The wide crescent was easily seen with the CCD system and a small foto lens some 90 minutes before local sunset. I will do try again after sunset for a visual observation."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Munich City in Bavaria 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
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "Despite some haze near the western horizon the crescent could easily be seen with naked eye and binoculars."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Samy Khadem-Al-Charieh from Munich City in Bavaria 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. Samy Khadem-Al-Charieh said: "Watching from Olympia mountain, my brother and me could see the crescent with naked eye, binocular and camera."



Ghana


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang from Accra City in Greater Accra Region State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang said: "The Greater Accra region capital of Ghana did not see the New Crescent for Shawaal, in almost all the  of other regions it was clearly seen by groups of observers with photo shots to confirm their sighting of the New Crescent (Hilal). "



Hungary


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. M. Al-Majari from Daruszentmiklós City in Fejér State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not 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. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The new crescent of Shawwal 1440 AH was not sighted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 from Ngelosari Jombor Tuntang Semarang, the sky was very hazy and cloudy.

The new moon was seen by BMKG from Yogyakarta and other locations in Indonesia.

Happy Eid al-Fithri :
Taqabbal Allaah Minnaa wa Minkum
Aamiin..."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was 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-The Astronomy Center Of Khomeynishahr Isfahan
Report by: Hossein Janghorbani (NajmoSepehr-Sadrolmonajjemin) – Manager of Shahreza Crescent Association and Red Crescent’s Astronomy and Geophysics Center
Date: Tuesday , 06/04/2019
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, One set of 7*50 binoculars, one sets of 20*60 binoculars , One set of 20*90 binoculars, One set of 25*100 binoculars, Three set of 20*80 binoculars, one telescope 10 inch,  One compass.
Atmospheric condition: Hazy
Horizon obstacles: about 2/5°
Apparent Sunset: 19:53
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 binoculars by Reza Janghorbani at 20:07, for the first time. Moon crescent was seen by naked eye by Reza Janghorbani at 20:14, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars and by naked eye subsequently.
At the end, Festival Eighth spring Ramadan was held
Observers:
1shaghayegh hajheidary .2poua karimi.3hossei kakui.4amirhosein hajian.5behzad jamshidi.6arian hajhashemi.7.ali dehghan.8mohamad ramazi.9ali safari.10amirhosein aghaiy.11mohamadhosein aghaiy.12 hojat hadadiyan.13 naser goli .14amir bonakdar 15asghar ghaempur 16.zahra ghaempur 17.reza karimjafari 18hosein karimjafari 19.maryam mokhtari 20.amirreza hajain 21 amirhosein nazari 22ali rezai 23. Ali shirazi 24.abasali mandegari25maedeh shirazi 26.zahra rabanifar 27.sara etesami 28. Kimiya farokhzad 29.bahare mosavi.30 efat mosavi 31.maryam etemadzade 32.batol biyabanaki 33.armin hajhashemi 34.mohamadmehdi hajbagheri 35.maryam shahin 36.amane hedayat 37.zahra aghai 38.elnaz shiravi 39.mahsa mohamadian 40.zahra zamani 41.Mohammad Mohammadi 42.Shiva Ansaripoor 43.Soheyla Eslami 44.Fariba Jafarpoor 45.Maryam Shahcheraghi 46.Shideh Pooya 47.SoheylaSadat Oliaee 48.Zohreh Karimpoor 49.Mohadeseh Alinezhad 50.Nafiseh Eshghi 51.Toktam Aliabedi 52.NazaninRoghayeh Torabi 53.Shahideh Torabi 54. Misagh Alinezhad  55.Bahar Tahani 56.Mahnaz Arami 57. Zahra Fallahi 58.MohammadMahdi Jambakhsh 59.Farhad Mirzaee 60.Abdolreza Gholami 61.Shahryar Gholami 62.Dr AliAkbar Taki 63.Ali Rahmati 64.Ahmad Rahmati 65.HamidReza Elahinezhad 66.AhmadReza Zhoolideh 67.Saer Aliabedi 68.Yasin Nazem 69.Reza Janghorbani 70.Ali Janghorbani 71.Hossein Janghorbani
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Iraq


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Al-Najafi from النجف الاشرف City in النجف 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 Al-Najafi said: "كان الافق الغربي ملبدا بالغيوم ولكنه بدات الغيوم تتقشع قريب غروب الشمس وقد تم رصد هلال العيد بعد ١٦ دقيقة من غروب الشمس بشكل ضعيف جدا وقد تم الاستمرار في متابعة الهلال الى ان سترته بعض الغيوم. 

جعله الله عيدا مباركا على الامة الاسلامية واسعد الله ايامكم "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hashim Almoosawi from Basrah City in Basrah State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hashim  Almoosawi said: "بسمه تعالى
رصد هلال شوال سنة 1440 بواسطة مرصد البصرة الفلكي
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تمكن المرصد من التقاط صور بكامرة نوع DSLR

تلسكوب نوع: ED80
كامرا: Nikon D810

وتم مشاهدة الهلال بسهولة في جميع انحاء العراق قبل المغرب و بعد المغرب
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3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. from الصدر City in بغداد 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.  said: "بدات محاولة رؤية الهلال في تمام الساعة ال 6:50 اي قبل غروب الشمس بحوالي 20دقيقة بعد ذلك قمت بتحديد موقع الهلال ومعرفة مساره ولم اتمكن من رؤيته بسبب  الغيوم المتكثفة في منطقة الاستهلال علما بانني كنت اعرف مكان الهلال على كل حال بعد ان بدئ الظلام يحل قليلا ((بعد غروب الشمس ب30)) تمكنت وبحمد  الله من رؤية الهلال بين الغيوم المتكاثفة وبقي حوالي 10 دقائق مرئي للعين في مدينة بغداد ليختفي خلف العيوم الكثيفة حين وقت الرصد كان الهلال على ارتفاع 7 درجات تقريبا فكل عام وانتم بخير "



4 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Hashim Almoosawi from Al Basrah City in البصرة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hashim  Almoosawi said: "بسمه تعالى
رصد هلال شوال سنة 1440 بواسطة مرصد البصرة الفلكي
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تمكن المرصد من التقاط اول الصور في الساعة 7:05 صباحا

تلسكوب نوع: ED127
كامرا: Lumenera LT365R
فلتر: 685
و سوف نحاول رؤيته بالعين المجردة بعد قليل عند حضور بعض المتمرسين برصد الهلال
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Jordan


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mooad Shaqour from الزرقاء City in الزرقاء 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. Mooad Shaqour said: "اليوم الثلاثاء ٣٠ رمضان حسب إعلان الأردن، وغدا الأول من شوال، ونحن متيقنون من وجود الهلال في الأفق، لكن حجبته الغيوم، حاولنا التحري ولم نره، كل عام والأمة الإسلامية بخير، وصيامنا وفطرنا هو الأصح بإذن الله."



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 seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Muzamir Mazlan from Port Dickson City in Negeri Sembilan 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



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. from الدار البيضاء City in سيدي موسى بن علي 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdessamad Doukkane from الناظور City in الشرق State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was 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. Abdessamad Doukkane said: "تلقت جمعية المبادرة المغربية للعلوم والفكر عدة صور للهلال في أغلب المدن المغربية من الناظور حتى الداخلة وهي تثبت بالملموس صحة الإعلان الرسمي لوزارة الاوقاف والشؤون الاسلامية، وقد قامت الجمعية بالمشاركة مع مندوبية وزارة الاوقاف والشؤون الاسلامية بالناظور حيث ثبتت الرؤية بالعين المجردة."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Walid Fedi from تاوريرت City in تاوريرت 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



4 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from بنسليمان City in بنسليمان State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was 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.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Aamir from Kathmandu City in Bagmati State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very 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. Mohammad Aamir said: "Crescent was not sighted anywhere in Kathmandu but sighting reports were received from other parts of Nepal."



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdullah Seddek from الخبر City in الخبر 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. Abdullah Seddek said: "الهلال كان رفيعاً جداً، و تمت رؤيته بالعين المجردة من عدة أشخاص في نفس الموقع، على شاطئ الغروب في مدينة الخبر"



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.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 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
Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim said: "The Hilaal for Shawaal 1440 H was seen by naked-eye from many parts of Southern Africa on this Tuesday evening, the 4 of June 2019 corresponding to the end of the 29 Ramadan 1440 H."



Sri Lanka


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Colombo City in western province State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very 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 Rahman Razeen said: "The crescent was sighted in Galle Fort and in Sholai and in Hambantota.
The crescent was sighted in Sholai by brothers Ahsan and Imaamuddeen."



Tunisia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen:ICOP member Mr. AlTayyeb AlSahili from Hammam Lif City in Ben Arous 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



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammed Baig from Slough City in Berkshire State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was 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. Mohammed Baig said: "Although there were plenty of gaps between the clouds but the crescent was not seen. However, in London, 18 miles from here in Slough, the crescent was seen by a fellow ICOUK member."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others:ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "It was totally cloudy and raining in York (UK) but many people in London and the South East of the UK saw the Hilal of Shawwal 1440 (including the Royal Observatory Greenwich, who did a live stream on Facebook), Alhamdulillah. Eid Mubarak to all, whenever you decided to do it."



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 8:18 pm EDT (sunset: 8:39 pm with the apparent sunset at 8:28 pm).  The sky was partly cloudy and extremely hazy.  Later, a friend of mine and his wife joined me.  We waited till 9:13 pm for the moon to appear in an opening.  The first sighting was through a pair of binoculars (7X50), immediately followed by naked eye sightings.  The horns were at approximately 2:00 and 7:00 O'clock (2:00;5:00;7:00).  We left the area prior to moonset (moonset: 10:05 pm)."




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



03 June 2019


1 . Mali


04 June 2019


1 . Algeria
2 . Bahrain
3 . Chad
4 . Comoros
5 . Cote dIvoire
6 . Djibouti
7 . Iraq
8 . Kuwait
9 . Lebanon
10 . Libya
11 . Mauritania
12 . Nigeria
13 . Qatar
14 . Saudi Arabia
15 . Somalia
16 . Turkey
17 . United Arab Emirates
18 . Yemen


05 June 2019


1 . Bangladesh
2 . Egypt
3 . Ghana
4 . India
5 . Indonesia
6 . Iran
7 . Jordan
8 . Malaysia
9 . Morocco
10 . Nepal
11 . Oman
12 . Pakistan
13 . Palestine
14 . South Africa
15 . Sri Lanka
16 . Sudan
17 . Syria
18 . Tunisia


06 June 2019


1 . Brunei Darussalam


When to Observe Ramadan Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Monday 03 June 2019) at 10:02 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Monday 03 June 2019) and (Sunday 2 June 2019) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Monday 03 June 2019


Sunday 2 June 2019




Ramadan Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




02 June 2019



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yacine Hedjouli from بوسعادة City in المسيلة 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



2 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Yacine Hedjouli from بوسعادة City in المسيلة 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. Yacine Hedjouli said: "اخر تمت مشاهدة هلال يوم 27 رمضان الموافق ل 1 جوان على الساعة 5:14 بكل وضوح بنسبة اضاءة بلغت 6٪ وبارتفاع 12د قبل شروق الشمس "



3 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Messaoud Kechida from ڨمار City in وادي سوف State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Messaoud Kechida said: "وقد تم رصد الهلال يوم 01 جوان 2019 بشكل واضح جدا حيث مكث الهلال مدة نصف ساعة تقريبا وكان قريب جدا للأفق مما يدل على إمكانية وجوده في اليوم التالي لكن بشكل اقل وضوح"



4 . 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 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



5 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Messaoud Kechida from الوادي City in ڨمـار 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



Bahrain


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Mr. Fathi Mayoof from بني جمرة City in لشمالية 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. Fathi  Mayoof said: "هلال آخر شهر رمضان من سماء البحرين فجر الأحد 2 يونيو 2019
وكذلك آخر مراحل هلال آخر الشهر فجر الأيام: الجمعة، السبت والأحد"



Egypt


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Abdullah Hamed from بولاق الدكرور City in الجيزة 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



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 not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The old crescent of Ramadhan 1440 AH was easy seen from Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia, on Sunday, June 02, 2019. I could not take a photo because the moon was covered by thin cloud when I shoot it.

This photo was taken by my friend, ust Junaidi from Ponorogo East Java Indonesia."



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 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. Mooad Shaqour said: "تمت محاولة تحري ورصد هلال آخر رمضان فجر يوم الأحد ٠٢/٠٦/٢٠١٩ الموافق ل ٢٨ رمضان،وكان الأفق الشرقي فيه غبار وغيوم وغير صافي، ولم تتم رؤية الهلال."



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Walid Fedi from تاوريرت City in تاوريرت 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 not sought by CCD Imaging



Oman


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Ms. Needaa AL Malki from مسقط City in الغبرة 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



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Mohammed Rajaa Alharbi from بريدة City in القصيم 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



Syria


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. Waseem Berqdar from المزة City in دمشق 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



03 June 2019



Ghana


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. 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 hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdul-Aziz Anyang said: "Not possible to be seen from our Ghana location as it was rising with the Sun at almost the same time."



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "The old crescent of Ramadhan 1440 AH was not sighted on Monday, June 03, 2019 from Rowasiya Obaervatory, Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia.

The sky was cloudy and hazy."



Turkey


1 . Time of observation: After sunrise Not Seen:ICOP member Dr. Raad Alawsi from أنقرا City in أنقرا 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



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