CIRCULAR NO: JMT/53/17
MOON FORECAST – RAJAB 1438 A.H.
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 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 5.59 a.m. on Tuesday 28th March 2017 i.e. 29th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1438 A.H.
On Tuesday 28th March 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||12 hours 31 minutes|
|Time Duration||28 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||06.51 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||06.08 degrees|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Wednesday 29th March 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||36 hours 30 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 21 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||20.31 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||18.12 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.46 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 10 degrees North of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1438 AH ON THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017.