Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #MOONSIGHTING

Most recents (3)

PICTURE POSTED TODAY FROM SAUDI ACTUALLY FROM OMAN LAST YEAR. #DhulHijjah #eiduladha2022 #UKislamicCalendar #moonsighting ImageImage
Please look at our last post where we said the moon was IMPOSSIBLE to see today in Saudi, though they have claimed to “see” it. In response, we were messaged by several people, stating Saudi HAVE seen the moon today and have a picture for “proof” on twitter. Please see attached.
Here we have a Saudi astronomer posting a picture of the moon, and saying it has been confirmed that the moon was seen today. By posting this picture, he seems to imply that the picture was from today.
Read 10 tweets
Thread regarding Moon Sighting:
All the fuss about whether the moon is sighted or not is pretty simple to resolve.
All the prediction models are a form of "neural network" (there are many models in it, each model is different for a different case, like weather forecast, ...
climate change forcast, cycle of the moon etc). The more data available the more accurate the prediction would be.
Though the prediction can NEVER be 100% correct.
There is always room for error in a prediction based system.
For instance many times you see the ...
Weather forecast predicting rain in a city but instead it turns out to be a sunny day.
Thus I do NOT endorse the prediction model 100%.
Instead there should be a "combination" of traditional system (binoculars, telescopes etc) and prediction system.

Read 6 tweets


Eid Mubarak

Later tonight the moon will be clearly visible and the usual debate on the size will start, some will claim it’s 2 days old and some 3 days old by mere looking at its size.
The moon will be about 32 hrs old tonight by sunset, it’s altitude will be about 16 degrees and it will set about 1hr 12mins after sunset in most locations in Nigeria. So technically 32hrs is 1.3 days, generally the crescent becomes visible after 20 hrs
It’s als worth mentioning that the verified world record for a naked eye sighting stands at 15 hrs and 32 mins by Steven O’Meara renowned visual astronomer in May 1990.

The moon was 5hrs 37mins old in Tumair Saudi Arabia when it was claimed that it was sighted by naked eye,
Read 24 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!