CIRCULAR NO: JMT/167/19
MOON FORECAST – RAJAB 1440 A.H.
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 1440 A.H. is as follows: – (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 07.05 p.m. on Wednesday 6th March 2019 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1440 A.H.
On Thursday 7th March 2019, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||23 hours 35 minutes|
|Time Duration||44 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||10.82 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||9.97 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.57 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees South of West, 1 degree North of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1440 AH ON FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2019.