CIRCULAR NO: JMT/86/17                                                

MOON FORECAST – MUHARRAM 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1439 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 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday 20th September 2017 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1438 A.H.
 
On Wednesday 20th September 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 9 hours 50 minutes     
Moonset 6.40 p.m.
Time Duration 20 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      03.16 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 04.44 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Thursday 21st September 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:      

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 33 hours 50 minutes     
Moonset 7.29 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 09 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      17.36 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 16.54 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 6 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MUHARRAM 1439 AH ON FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017.
 
 
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