CIRCULAR NO: JMT/102/14                                                                  

MOON FORECAST – SAFAR 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1436 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 3.33 p.m. on Saturday 22nd November 2014 i.e. 28th Muharram 1436 A.H.
 
On Sunday 23rd November 2014, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:   

Sunset      6.23 p.m.   
Crescent age at Sunset      26 hours 51 minutes    
Moonset 7.22 p.m.
Time Duration 59 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     13.51 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 12.41 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 18 degrees South of West, 4 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1436 AH ON MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014
 
 
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