CIRCULAR NO: JMT/197/16                                                                     

MOON FORECAST – SHABAAN 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 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 10.31 p.m. on Friday 6th May 2016 i.e. 28th Rajab 1437 A.H.
 
On Saturday 7th May 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset

6.14 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

     19 hours 45 minutes      

Moonset

7.05 p.m.

Time Duration

51 minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset      

11.35 degrees

Moon Altitude at Sunset

10.50 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.32 p.m., when the crescent will inshaaAllah be 17 degrees North of West, exactly above where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHABAAN 1437 AH ON SUNDAY 8TH MAY 2016
 
 
Secretariat

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