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When to Observe Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Thursday 25 May 2017) at 19:44 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Thursday 25 May 2017) and (Friday 26 May 2017) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Thursday 25 May 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

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 Saturday 27 May 2017 and in the Western Region will be on Saturday 27 May 2017. 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




Fri 26 May 2017



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Mohammad Alhabib Janahani from باب الظهراوي قمار City in وادي سوف 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Ahmad Reda Mami from سطيف City in سطيف 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 Eng. Mourad Bahamida from بريان City in تغردايت (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



Australia


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



Bahrain


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Fathi Mayoof from بني جمرة City in الشمالية 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



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad said: "The official first day of Ramadan falls tomorrow (27th May 2017) in Brunei as the moon crescent was sighted by the officials (of the new moon sighting committee) in this country.

The members of Brunei Darussalam Astronomical Society organized the crescent sighting at Bukit Agok in Tutong. It was attended by 30 members including the public.

In the afternoon, the weather was cloudy on the western horizon at sun set but Jupiter was clearly seen at around zenith. Only at after 25 minutes after sunset that the ultra thin crescent (of 15 hour old) was firstly visible through CCD (Digital Camera) then sighted through 120mm refractor. It was not seen by the naked eyes.


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Germany


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Gerhard Ahmad Kaufmann from Moerlenbach City in Hessen 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
Eng. Gerhard Ahmad  Kaufmann said: "Despite very clear atmospheric conditions towards the western horizon, the crescent could not be spotted by binoculars or naked eyes. My location is close to the extreme visibility limits according to the Yallop criterion, so the main reason for not having been able to see the crescent is most likely the short lag time sunset-moonset of only 40 minutes and the still strong illumination of the sky background. Blessed Ramadân to all."



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 not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "I observed the crescent with handheld binoculars before and after sunset. With the binoculars it was easy enough but i could not see the crescent with the naked eye. I also did some experiments with video observation through a DSLR, which also showed the crescent but this approach still needs some work."



Hungary


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. M. Al-Majari from Kisszallas City in Bacs-Kiskun 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



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset .Photographed: 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 new crescent of Ramadhan 1438 AH was not seen on Friday 26 May 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia, the sky was cloudy.

The crescent was captured by my friend M. Yusuf ( Bosscha Observatory ) at Kupang NTT."



2 . Time of observation: Before sunset .Photographed: ICOP member Mr. Muhammad Yusuf from Kupang City in Nusa Tenggara 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Muhammad Yusuf said: "The crescent was seen from 08:10 LT with ~6 degrees elongation. We are able to track the moon until it was set in the western horizon."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset.Photographed: ICOP member Mr. Muhammad Yusuf from Kupang City in Nusa Tenggara 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 sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Muhammad Yusuf said: "The crescent was seen from 08:10 LT with ~6 degrees elongation. We are able to track the moon until it was set in the western horizon."



4 . 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 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: ""The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1437A8  was NOT SEEN on Friday, 26 May 2017 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. This event was attend
by Team of Rowasiya and Kaukaba, and members of Solo Astro Club.

The new crescent of Ramadhan 1438 AH was seen by CCD from Banten West Java by Team of LAPAN.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Ramadhan 1st, 1438 A.H starts on Saturday, May 27th, 2017."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Tabriz City in East Azerbaijan 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. Hossein Janghorbani said: "Mr.Reza Janghorbani based in the city of Tabriz in East Azerbaijan province due to partly cloudy weather, Not see the crescent moon"



2 . Time of observation: Before 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 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
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: Friday, 05/26/2017
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 sets of 15*70 binoculars, One sets of 25*100 binoculars ,One sets of 20*90 binoculars, One sets of 7*50 binoculars, One compass.
Atmospheric condition: partly cloudy and  hazy in western horizon. 
Horizon obstacles: 2°
Real  sunset: 20:00
Apparent Sunset: 19:48
Apparent Moonset:20:30
Results: Moon crescent was seen by 25*100 binoculars by Ali Janghorbani at 20:00 and Moon crescent was seen by 15*70 binoculars by Hossein Janghorbani at 20:06, for the first time. Other group members observed crescent by binoculars subsequently. Crescent observed by Hossein Janghorbani and Zahra fallahi at 20:09 by naked eye.
Observers:
1.Hossein Janghorbani 2.Ali Janghorbani 3.Mohamadjavad Nikeghbal 4.Mohamadsadra Nikeghbal 5.Abdolreza GHolami 6.Saer Aliabedi 7.Ehsanali Alinezhad 8.Mohamadreza Hafar 9.Poya Hafar 10.Hojat Yonesi 11.Dr Aliakbar Taki 12.Amirhosein Jamali 13.Mahdi Dehghan 14.Amirmohamad Amohadi 15.Abdolreza Ahmadi 16.Masod Amohadi 17.Saeed Dehghan 18.Dr Nabialah Tabibiyan 19.Abdolhosein Iranpoor 20.Ahmad Rahmati 21.SHahram Feizi 22.Mohamad Ahmadi 23.Zahra Falahi 24.Zahra Jamali 25.Zinat GHermezi 26.Roya GHermezi 27.Nazanin Pirozmandan28.Reihane Dadvand 29.Ziba Hafar 30.Masoome Hafar 31.Elahe KHodadadi 32.Mohadese Alinezhad 33.Misagh Alinezhad 34.Narjes Zare 35.Toktam Aliabedi 36.Zohre Karimpoor 37.Dr Fatemesadat Emami 38.Fateme Hadad 39.SHahide Torabi 40.Zahra Eskandari 41.Sana Mirzaee 42.Ashraf Mansori 43.Nafise Momaez 44.Hanie Rasekh 45.Rezvan Asadi 46.Zahra Ahmadi 47.Mahtab Dehghan 48.Zahra Mondakian   
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Libya


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset .Photographed: ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from طرابس 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 seen by CCD Imaging



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tanjung Bidara City in Melaka State mentioned that the sky was 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 sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Kassim Bahali said: "The hilal was seen by others in Labuan, east Malaysia, after sunset."



2 . 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 hazy, 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



Morocco


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from آكدير City in آكدير State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Hassan Talibi said: "كان الرصد هذه المرة من مدينة مطار آكدير بالتنسيق مع الكابتن أحمد حومدي مدير  LCCTC وهي مدرسة لتكوين الربابنة والمضيفين فالشكر الجزيل له ولطلبته على كل ما قاموا به من أجل إنجاح عملية الرصد."



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad from Ilorin City in Kwara 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. Qamarudeen Muhammad said: "Alhamdulillah, at moment of giving up hope of seen the hilal of this Ramadan, it then emerged as a thin crescent from cloud at around about 9degree above western horizon. We are group of nine people among us are two underage children. All members of the group were able to sighted.  We observed it atop Ilorin central mosque at the front of Emir palace.
Also, there are lots of positive report from various places accross Nigeria.  Location are Sokoto, Gwandu, Birni Kebbi, Epe, Ikorodu, ikeja, Ajase-ipo, offa, ikotun(kwara state), ibadan and many other location.
This is the first in the modern Nigeria history that all Muslim are starting Ramadan on the same day. Alhamdulillah"



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



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Fahad Fadhil from ثمريت City in ظفار 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 seen by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from مرصد الفليج City in مسقط 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: "تم رؤية الهلال بأستخدام التلسكوب بدون الكاميرا وايضا تلسكوب مع الكاميرا "



Qatar


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Sultan Alkhulaifi from الدوحة City in الدوحة 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. Sultan Alkhulaifi said: "تمت رؤية الهلال بإستخدام كاميرا Canon eos 5DSR 
عدسة Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8

image @ 200mm
1/160 sec at f/2.8"



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from Sewerqia City in Almadina 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 seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Turki Alamri said: "The sky condition was so bad and clouds are present i managed to see the new crescent through my telescope for a few seconds and i managed to image it also after sunset , but i could not see it by naked eye due to my bad sky condition."



2 . Time of observation: Before sunset .Photographed: ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from Sewerqia City in Almadina 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
Mr. Turki Alamri said: "The sky condition was bad with AOD for 600 nm 0.6 i could hardly image the new crescent with 807 IR filter 1:00 pm LT , i will try to observe it after sun set "



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 1st Ramadan will correspond with 27 May 2017"



Sri Lanka


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset .Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from colombo-04 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: "Aalaikum.
Today 26-05-2017CE=29-08-1438AH is the sighting day for the month of Ramadan 1438AH in Srilanka.
 I was in Colombo Grand Mosque.The sky was totally  cloudy in Colombo.
 The parameters at Colombo are Sun set:6:20pm. Moon set:7:01pm. 
Lag=41minutes
The prediction of the astronomers=Crescent can be sighted if the atmosphere is clear.
Hilaal sighting groups was arranged right round the country.  A positive sighting report from one of the sighting group was recieved to CGM Hilaal Committee which is situated east coast called Nilaveli. The coordination is Lat-8d 41" Long 81d 11". sunset=6:17pm, Moonsighted at 6:35pm. The orientation was 3-7 o'clock.
The crescent was sighted by Moulavi Muaad, Bro. Ramzeen and Bro.Rafeeq. All 3 of them are frequent sighters for the last 2 years. According to my experience this sighting is doubtful but we have to accept it due for their consistent effort in moonsighting every month and their info was almost equal to the parameters. 
Hence it was decided at the Hilaal Committee conference at CGM which was presided by the CGMH Committee Deputy president Moulana Abdul Hameed (Bahji) along with ACJU and MRCA  to complete the proceeding month as 29 days and start the month of Ramadan on 27-5-2017CE."



Tunisia


1 . 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 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



United Arab Emirates


1 . Time of observation: Before sunset .Photographed: ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from العين City in أبوظبي 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



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from العين City in أبوظبي 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 seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Mohammad Odeh said: "The crescent was seen by 9 persons by telescope. "



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 sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "The Hilal of Ramadan was not seen in York (UK), but we did receive a fax from Morocco at 9.25 pm BST, Alhamdulillah"



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 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
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "I arrived at my sighting location (the Blacksburg Middle School) at 7:19 pm EDT (sunset: 8:32 pm).  The western horizon was clear with a few passing clouds.  Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon, hoping to see the crescent prior to sunset.  That did not happen.  Later, a friend joined me; he was using a pair of 10X50 binoculars.  The first binocular sighting was at 8:36 pm followed by the first naked eye sighting at 8:40 pm.  The crescent was thin but easy to spot.  The horns were at 1:30 and 6:30 O'clock (1:30;4:00;6:30).  We left our sighting location for another place.  We continued our sighting there till 9:14 pm when we left for home.  At that time the moon was still about 2 degrees above the horizon (moonset: 9:35 pm).  Please note that the third picture is taken by Mr. Jim Lockyer of Wildomar, CA (from that location)."




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



Sat 27 May 2017


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


Sun 28 May 2017


1 . Bangladesh
2 . India
3 . Pakistan


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


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Thursday 25 May 2017) at 19:44 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Thursday 25 May 2017) and (Wedensday 24 May 2017) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Thursday 25 May 2017

Wedensday 24 May 2017




Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




Wed 24 May 2017



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 Shaban 1438 AH was easy seen from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was clear."



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 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
Dr. Ayyub Patel said: "first noticed Venus very bright. diagonally down from Venus towards to point of sunrise, very thin crescent moon was seen with aid of Celestron binoculars 15x70 at about 5am on the eastern horizon. Naked eye sighting was tried but failed.  Could not take a photo."



Thu 25 May 2017



Indonesia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi said: "Thursday, 25 May 2017 because the east horizon rather hazy.

The crescent was seen by my students of CASA  at Kartasura, also by my friends Mr. Mutoha AR from Jogja Astro Club and others."



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. 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 hazy, 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



Sri Lanka


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Muttur City in N.East 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. Abdul Rahman Razeen said: "The waning crescent was seen by A.C.M.Zubair and 10 others while sailing in the sea. This kind of sighting is very rare when the parameters are taken into concern.
 T. Conjunction Time: 26/05/2017 CE, 01:00 LT
- Julian Date at Time of Calculations: 2457898.51583

- Moorise: 05:17 LT                       T. Moon Age:   -19H 07M 
- Sunrise: 05:53 LT                       Moon Lag Time: +00H 36M 

- T. Moon Right Ascension: +03H 29M 31S   T. Moon Declination: +13°:27':50"
- T. Sun Right Ascension:  +04H 08M 02S   T. Sun Declination:  +20°:56':37"

- T. Moon Longitude: +53°:24':06"         T. Moon Latitude: -05°:19':15"
- T. Sun Longitude:  +64°:00':15"         T. Sun Latitude:  -00°:00':04"

- T. Moon Altitude: +07°:22':58"          T. Moon Azimuth: +77°:14':49"
- T. Sun Altitude:  -00°:55':08"          T. Sun Azimuth:  +68°:46':19"

- T. Relative Altitude: +08°:18':07"      T. Elongation:  +11°:50':55"
- T. Relative Azimuth:  +08°:28':30"      T. Phase Angle: +168°:07':25"

- T. Crescent Width: +00°:00':21"         T. Moon Semi-Diameter:  +00°:16':43"
- T. Illumination:   01.07 %              G. Horizontal Parallax: +01°:01':12"

- T. Magnitude: -05.16                    G. Distance: 358262.69 Km"



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