CIRCULAR NO: JMT/94/14                                                                                     

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 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 9.15 a.m. on Wednesday 24th September 2014 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1435 A.H.
 
On Thursday 25th September, i.e. 29th Zilkaad 1435 A.H. the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset

6.18 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

33 hours 03 Minutes

Moonset

7.16 p.m.

Time Duration

58 Minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset

14.39 degrees

Crescent Altitude at Sunset

13.09 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.35 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 6 degrees South of West, 5 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST ZILHAJJ 1435 ON FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2014.

 
 
Secretariat

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