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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.

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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,
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