Moon Forecast - Rabi'ul Aaakhar 1432 AH

The forecast for the Crescent of 1stRabi'ul Aakhar 1432 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 11.47 p.m. on Friday 4th March i.e. 28th Rabi'ul Awwal 1432 A.H.

On Saturday 5th March 2011the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset ......................................................    6.41 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset...................     18 hours 56 minutes
Moonset ...................................................    6.57 p.m.
Time Duration ........................................     16 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset..........     9.29 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ............... .....     3.26 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Sunday 6th March 2011the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset ..................................................     6.40 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset................     42 hours 55 minutes
Moonset ...............................................     7.36 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................       54 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......      19.26 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset .................     12.33 degreesSIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.57 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 8 degrees North of West, 14 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st RABI'UL AAKHAR 1432 ON MONDAY 7TH MARCH 2011

Secretariat

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/71/11
February 21, 2011                                                   
Rabi'al Awwal 17, 1432

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