CIRCULAR NO: JMT/151/15                                                         

MOON FORECAST – SHAWWAL 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 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 4.26 a.m. on Thursday 16th July 2015 i.e. 29th Mahe Ramadhan 1436 A.H.
 
On Thursday 16th July 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.22 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 13 hours 57 minutes   
Moonset 6.46 p.m.
Time Duration 24 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     7.25 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 4.56 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Friday 17th July 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.22 p.m.
Crescent age of Sunset 37 hours 58 minutes    
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 13 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      17.50 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 16.19 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 15 degrees North of West, 4 degree  South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHAWWAL 1436 AH ON SATURDAY 18TH JULY 2015
 
 
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