CIRCULAR NO: JMT/89/14    

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are Dar-es-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 5.14 p.m. on Monday 25th August 2014 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1435 A.H.
 
On Tuesday 26th August, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is: 

Sunset

6.23 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

25 hours 10 Minutes

Moonset

7.02 p.m.

Time Duration

39 Minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset

11.05 degrees

Crescent Altitude at Sunset

08.42 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.40 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees North of West, 6 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST ZILKAAD 1435 ON WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST 2014.

 
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