Moon sighting on June 24 difficult: MARA

June 22, 2017

The moon sighting on June 24 is difficult, according to the astronomical calculations conducted by the Department of Astronomical Affairs at the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.

The visibility of the moon of the month of Shawwal on the evening of Saturday, 29th day of Ramadan 1438 AH, which corresponds to June 24 in the city of Muscat, shows the following: “As the moon will be in the conjunction phase in Muscat at 6.31am and the moon will descend at 7.15pm. The sun sets at 6.57pm. This means that the moon will descend after sunset by about 18 minutes and the height of the moon will be 3°. Therefore, sighting the moon on this day is very difficult and almost impossible.”