Astronomy & Falak Syarie in Brunei Darussalam

The astronomical conjunction or New Moon phase will occur on Friday, April 01,2022 at 2:24 pm (Brunei Time).

The infographic shows the position of the Moon crescent relative to the Sun’s position about the Western horizon at local sunset, and its predicted visibility based on New Criterion for Lunar Crescent (2005) by Mohammad SH. Odeh. Also presented on the graph are the minimum lines of different criterion to start the new Hijrah month adopted by different country/organization.

Above: Hilal visibility prediction for selected cities on April 01, 2022. (By Hazarry Hj Ali Ahmad)

Sighting the new crescent on April 01, 2022, is shown in the chart for selected cities. In summary, the Moon is below the Danjon’s Limit and not sufficiently illuminated in order to be seen as a crescent from many region globally. The moon crescent may be seen with difficulty in Hawaii and westernmost part of the world.

These are pre-calculated data, the actual start of the fasting month of Ramadan should be referred to your country’s official authority.

Wallahu’alam bisshawab ( ΩˆΨ§Ω„Ω„Ω‡ أعلمُ Ψ¨Ψ§Ω„Ω€Ψ΅Ω€ΩˆΨ§Ψ¨ )

(Original visibility chart concept & credit: Mutoha Arkanuddin, Yogyakarta)

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