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:

Sunset 6.30 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 12 hours 31 minutes     
Moonset 6.58 p.m.
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:         

Sunset 6.29 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 36 hours 30 minutes     
Moonset 7.50 p.m.
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.
 
 
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