CIRCULAR NO: JMT/64/17               

MOON FORECAST – MAHE RAMADHAN 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Mahe Ramadhan 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 10.46 p.m. on Thursday 25th May 2017 i.e. 28th Shabaan 1438 A.H.
 
On Friday 26th May 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 19 hours 28 minutes     
Moonset 7.04 p.m.
Time Duration 51 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      11.33 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 10.44 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 19 degrees North of West, 2 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MAHE RAMADHAN 1438 AH ON SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017.
 
 
Secretariat

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