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IJAPM 2012 Vol.2(3): 143-145 ISSN:2010-362X
DOI: 10.7763/IJAPM.2012.V2.71

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

Nur Nafhatun Md Shariff, Amran Muhammad, Mohd Zambri Zainuddin, and Zety Sharizat Hamidi

Abstract—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’.

Index Terms—Twilight; prayer time; sky quality meter.

Nur Nafhatun Md Shariff, Amran Muhammad, and Mohd Zambri Zainuddin are with Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (UM) (email:nur.nafhatun.ms@gmail.com).
Zety Sharizat Hamidi is with Faculty of Applied Science, MARA University of Technology (UiTM)

 

Cite: Nur Nafhatun Md Shariff, Amran Muhammad, Mohd Zambri Zainuddin, and Zety Sharizat Hamidi, "The Application of Sky Quality Meter at Twilight for Islamic Prayer Time," International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics  vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 143-145 , 2012.

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ISSN: 2010-362X
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Quarterly (Since 2015)
DOI: 10.17706/IJAPM
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Haydar Akca
Abstracting/ Indexing: Index Copernicus, EI (INSPEC, IET), Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Electronic Journals Library, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Nanowerk Database, Google Scholar and ProQuest
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