CIRCULAR NO: JMT/62/17                                                    

MOON FORECAST – SHABAAN 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 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 3.17 p.m. on Wednesday 26th April 2017 i.e. 28th Rajab 1438 A.H.
 
On Thursday 27th April 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.17 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 27 hours 00 minutes     
Moonset 7.24 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 07 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      15.41 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 14.43 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.34 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 16 degrees North of West, 2 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHABAAN 1438 AH ON FRIDAY 28TH APRIL 2017.
 
 
Secretariat

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