CIRCULAR NO: JMT/83/17                                                    

MOON FORECAST – ZILHAJJ 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 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 9.31 p.m. on Monday 21st August 2017 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1438 A.H.
 
On Tuesday 22nd August 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.23 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 20 hours 52 minutes     
Moonset 7.07 p.m.
Time Duration 44 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      10.25 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 09.36 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 10 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1438 AH ON WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017.
 
 
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