The Application of Sky Quality Meter at Twilight for Islamic Prayer Time

Shariff, N.N.M. and Muhammad, A. and Zainuddin, M.Z. and Hamidi, Z.S. (2012) The Application of Sky Quality Meter at Twilight for Islamic Prayer Time. International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics, 2 (3). pp. 143-145. ISSN 2010-362X, DOI

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The aim of this study is to detect elusive lightthat indicate the prayer time (Isha’). Therefore, we focused on optical sky brightness at dusk from May 2007 through April 2008 intermittently. The measurements of twilight sky brightness were covered at one (1) site covering; West coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The measurements were done by applying Sky Quality Meter (SQM) which covered between400-700 nm in accordance of human eyes and SQM range. Results showed that there are clear indications of light changes when Sun at certain degree below horizon that visible by plateau form in twilight sky brightness dependences versus solar zenith angle. It is clarified that the yearly averages of solar depression by observation are best correlated within the range of 17.3o – 19.5o for Isha’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Twilight; Prayer time; Sky quality meter
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Science and Technology Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 02:44
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 02:44

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