CIRCULAR NO: JMT/12/16

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 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 11.46 p.m. on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1437 A.H.

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
Sunset 6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 18 hours 38 minutes
Moonset 6.59 p.m.
Time Duration 35 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 08.51 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 07.26 degrees
 
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Thursday 4th August 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
Sunset 6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 42 hours 38 minutes
Moonset 7.49 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 25 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 20.40 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 19.25 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 Insha’Allah be 12 degrees North of West, 5 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st ZILKAAD 1437 AH ON FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST 2016.


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