CIRCULAR NO: JMT/134/18                                                    

MOON FORECAST – SHAWWAL 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 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 10.44 p.m. on Wednesday 13th June 2018 i.e. 28th Mahe Ramadhan 1439 A.H.
 
On Thursday 14th June 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.15 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 19 hours 31 minutes     
Moonset 7.03 p.m.
Time Duration 48 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      10.44 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 09.58 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

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 21 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHAWWAL 1439 AH ON FRIDAY 15TH JUNE 2018.
 
 
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