CIRCULAR NO: JMT/93/17                                                 

MOON FORECAST – SAFAR 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 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 10.13 p.m. on Thursday 19th October 2017 i.e. 28th Muharram 1439 A.H.
 
On Friday 20th October 2017 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 20 hours 04 minutes      
Moonset 6.56 p.m.
Time Duration 40 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset       09.56 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 08.53 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE (IF CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT)

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 9 degrees South of West, 11 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1439 AH ON SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017.
 
 
Secretariat

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