New techniques for moon sighting explained

By Abdul Hakiim Yakof

Borneo Bulletin – TWO working papers on the use of modern technology for the sighting of crescent moon (Hilal) were presented during the Falak Syar’ie parallel session at The Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong yesterday.

The parallel session was part of the 14th Southeast Asia Survey Congress (SEASC) 2017 organised by the Ministry of Development’s Survey Department, in collaboration with the Brunei Institution of Geomatics (BIG), under the auspices of the Asean Federation of Land and Geomatics Survey (AFLAG). Continue reading “New techniques for moon sighting explained”

2017 May 26 An Ultra-thin 15-hour old Ramadan 1438H Crescent is sighted

The crescent was sighted at 18:59 local Brunei Time on May 26, 2017 from Agok Hill

Bandar Seri Begawan – The official first day of Ramadan falls tomorrow (27th May 2017) in Brunei Darussalam as the moon crescent of Ramadan 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.

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