Bandar Seri Begawan – Could the young lunar crescent (hilal) be seen in binoculars and by the naked eyes on Thursday afternoon, October 7, 2021?
Based on the data, the 23-hour old moon is thin and the first light Rabiulawal hilal will be a visible to the naked eyes from Brunei Darussalam.
Look up for a great sky-watching challenge from your home backyard. Here are some tips for you:
- Use binoculars or a telescope and a compass to assist your observation;
- Be sure to find an unobstructed flat horizon in the direction of sunset;
- Start looking shortly after the sun disappears (20 minutes after sunset), then you’ll only have no more than about 30 minutes before moonset;
- Use your hands to measure the approximate distance (in degrees) the sky using your hands and fingers – see below;
- Crystal clear skies is essential.