CIRCULAR NO: JMT/97/17                                                 

MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AWWAL 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Awwal 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 2.43 p.m. on Saturday 18th November 2017 i.e. 28th Safar 1439 A.H.
 
On Sunday 19th November 2017 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.22 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 27 hours 40 minutes     
Moonset 7.15 p.m.
Time Duration 53 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      12.41 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 11.27 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.40 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 17 degrees South of West, 4 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI UL AWWAL 1439 AH ON MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2017.
 
 
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