CIRCULAR NO: JMT/194/16                                                   

MOON FORECAST – RAJAB 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 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 2.25 p.m. on Thursday 7th April 2016 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1437 A.H.
 
On Friday 8th April 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:           

Sunset  6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset  27 hours 59 minutes     
Moonset 7.29 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 05 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      16.04 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 14.32 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 be quite low on the horizon 12 degrees North of West, 4 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1437 AH ON SATURDAY 9TH APRIL 2016
 
 
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