CIRCULAR NO: JMT/141/15                            

MOON FORECAST – SHABAAN 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 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 7.14 a.m. on Monday 18th May 2015 i.e. 29th Rajab 1436 A.H.
 
On Tuesday 19th May 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset  6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   34 hours 59 minutes   
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 22 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    18.32 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 17.39 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 21 degrees North of West, 1 degree  South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHABAAN 1436 AH ON WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY 2015
 
 
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