CIRCULAR NO: JMT/158/15                                                                  August     01, 2015
                                                                                                           Shawwal  15, 1436

MOON FORECAST – ZILKAAD 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 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 5.55 p.m. on Friday 14th August 2015 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1436 A.H.
 
On Saturday 15th August 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.23 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 24 hours 31 minutes   
Moonset 7.01 p.m.
Time Duration 40 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      10.46 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 8.54 degrees

SIGHTING IS DOUBTFUL

On Sunday 16th August 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:     

Sunset 6.23 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    48 hours 31 minutes    
Moonset 7.49 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 26 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      21.30 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 19.45 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 7 degrees North of West, 7 degrees  South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILKAAD 1436 AH ON MONDAY 17TH AUGUST 2015
 
 
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