CIRCULAR NO: JMT/112/11

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 1432 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 10.57 p.m. on Wednesday 26th October 2011 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1432 A.H.

On Thursday 27th October 2011 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:           

Sunset .................................................    6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................   19 hours 19 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    6.59 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     43 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     10.50 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     08.51 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.34 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 18 degrees South of West, 5 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1432 ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2011

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