CIRCULAR NO: JMT/181/19
MOON FORECAST – SHABAAN 1440 A.H.
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 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 11.52 a.m. on Friday 5th April 2019 i.e. 29th Rajab 1440 A.H.
On Friday 5th April 2019, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||06 hours 34 minutes|
|Time Duration||18 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||05.10 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||03.62 degrees|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Saturday 6th April 2019, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||30 hours 34 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 00 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||14.58 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||13.53 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.02 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 9 degrees North of West, 3 degrees North of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st SHABAAN 1440 A.H. ON SUNDAY 7TH APRIL 2019.