The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul-Aakhar is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are Dar-es-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 9.32 a.m. on Monday 18th December 2017 i.e. 29th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1439 A.H.
 
On Monday 18th December, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.35 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 09 hours 03 minutes
Moonset 6.47 p.m
Time Duration 12 Minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 04.54 degrees
Crescent Altitude at Sunset 02.13 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
 
On Tuesday 19th December, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.36 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 33 hours 04 minutes
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 59 Minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 14.19 degrees
Crescent Altitude at Sunset 12.46 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.54p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 19 degrees South of West, 5 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST RABI-UL-AAKHAR 1439 ON WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2017.
 
 
Secretariat


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