Shawwal Crescent 1439 AH Observed by Sharjah Observatory (SCASS)

14 Jun 2018

Shawwal Crescent 1439 AH Observed

by Sharjah Observatory (SCASS)

 

 

Shawwal 1439 AH

It was a very young Shawwal crescent. Only about 19.5 hours and at an altitude of about 7.70 by sunset time. This is what the Sharjah observatory was able to observe on June 14, 2018 marking the end of Ramadhan 1439 AH. Sky conditions were perfect. The large 17” telescope of the observatory was used to get a glimpse of a very tiny crescent. The first picture was take at 7:10 pm, just one minute after sunset. An integration time of only 0.01 sec was needed to get it using the telescope CCD camera. This is the first time that the Sharjah Observatory was able to spot a 19.5 hour crescent.




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