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Moonsighting Forecast: Shawaal 1434

The following is the sighting forecast for the crescent of 1st Shawaal 1434. All times are based on Kuala Lumpur local time. Should the crescent be sighted as expected, in accordance with the rulings of Ayatullah Seestani (based on the Theory of Differing Horizons) the day of 1st Shawaal 1434 is most likely to be Friday, 9th August 2013 for Mo'mineen in Malaysia.

The birth of the Astronomical new moon is on Wednesday, 7th August 2013 at 05:52 (a.m.).

The following are calculations for determining the possibility of crescent sighting on Wednesday, 7th August 2013.

Sunset on Wednesday 07/08 7:26 p.m.
Crescent age at sunset 13hr 35min.
Moonset on Wednesday 07/08 7:39 p.m.
Duration 13min.
Elongation at sunset 7° 36’
Moon Altitude at sunset 2° 42’


(For the crescent to be sighted with the naked eye, it must fulfill all of the following criteria: Crescent age at sunset must be more than 20 hrs; Elongation at sunset must be more than 9° 7’; Moon Altitude at sunset must be more than 5°). Therefore:
NO POSSIBILITY of the crescent to be sighted on Wednesday 7th August 2013.

The following are calculations for determining the possibility of crescent sighting on Thursday, 8th August 2013.

Sunset on Thursday 08/08 7:26 p.m.
Crescent age at sunset 37hr 35min.
Moonset on Thursday 08/08 8:23 p.m.
Duration 57min.
Elongation at sunset 17° 38’
Moon Altitude at sunset 13° 09’

(For the crescent to be sighted with the naked eye, it must fulfill all of the following criteria: Crescent age at sunset must be more than 20 hrs; Elongation at sunset must be more than 9° 7’; Moon Altitude at sunset must be more than 5°). Therefore:
POSSIBILITY of the crescent to be sighted on Thursday, 8th August 2013.




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