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Crescent spotted in Algeria

Dubai - The Muharram 1 crescent was spotted on Thursday night.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:43 PM

Last updated: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 5:23 PM

As the month of Zul Hijjah comes to an end, Muslims across the world have started the process of sighting the Muharram 1 moon, which marks the beginning of the Hijri or Islamic New Year.
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According to the International Astronomy Centre, the Muharram 1 crescent was spotted on Thursday night in Jordan and Algeria, hence marking the beginning of the Islamic New Year in those countries on Friday (August 30).
ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from Amman City in Jordon mentioned
that the crescent was seen by CCD imaging, adding that the sky and atmospheric conditions were clear. The crescent could not spotted by the naked eye nor by a binocular or telescope.

In Algeria, ICOP member Dr. Younus Zakour from Batna City said that  although the sky was partly cloudy and the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by the naked eye.


Crescent in Jordan
Crescent in Jordan

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