CIRCULAR NO: JMT/40/16                                        

MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AAKHAR 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Aakhar 1438 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 9.54 a.m. on Thursday 29th December 2016 i.e. 29th Rabi ul Awwal 1438 A.H.
 
On Thursday 29th December 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.41 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 8 hours 47 minutes     
Moonset 6.51 p.m.
Time Duration 10 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      05.18 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 01.47 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Friday 30th December 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.41 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 32 hours 47 minutes     
Moonset 7.40 p.m.
Time Duration 59 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      15.01 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 12.47 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.59 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 17 degrees South of West, 7 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST RABI UL AAKHAR 1438 AH ON SATURDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2016.
 
 
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