CIRCULAR NO: JMT/111/15                              

MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AAKHAR 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Aakhar 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 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday 20th January 2015 i.e. 28th Rabi ul Awwal 1436 A.H.
 
On Wednesday 21st January 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:        

Sunset 6.48 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 26 hours 34 minutes     
Moonset 7.39 p.m.
Time Duration 51 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      15.17 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 11.17 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.06 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 11 degrees South of West, 10 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI UL AAKHAR 1436 AH ON THURSDAY 22ND JANUARY 2015
 
 
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