CIRCULAR NO: JMT/166/15                                                                

MOON FORECAST – SAFAR 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1437 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 8.48 p.m. on Wednesday 11th November 2015 i.e. 28th Muharram 1437 A.H.
 
On Thursday 12th November 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset   6.19 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   21 hours 31 minutes    
Moonset 7.01 p.m.
Time Duration 52 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     10.10 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 08.51 degrees

SIGHTING IS UNLIKELY

On Friday 13th November 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   45 hours 32 minutes    
Moonset 7.51 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 32 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      21.14 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 20.25 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 16 degrees South of West, 2 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1437 ON SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2015
 
 
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