CIRCULAR NO: JMT/160/15                                                                

MOON FORECAST – ZILHAJJ 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 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 9.42 a.m. on Sunday 13th September 2015 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1436 A.H.
 
On Monday 14th September 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m. 
Crescent age at Sunset    32 hours  39 minutes    
Moonset 7.15 p.m.
Time Duration 55 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    13.52 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 12.35 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.37 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 1 degree South of West, 3 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1436 ON TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2015
 
 
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