CIRCULAR NO: JMT/149/18                                                    

MOON FORECAST – MUHARRAM 1440 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1440 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 9.03 a.m. on Sunday 9th September 2018 i.e. 28th Zilhajj 1439 A.H.
 
On Monday 10th September 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 21 hours 18 minutes     
Moonset 7.10 p.m.
Time Duration 49 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      11.86 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 11.04 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.38 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 5 degrees North of West, 1 degree North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MUHARRAM 1440 AH ON TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2018.
 
 
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