CIRCULAR NO: JMT/122/11

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1433 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 9.07 a.m. on Saturday 24th December 2011 i.e. 28th Muharram 1433 A.H.

On Sunday 25th December 2011the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset ................................................................  6.38 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset.................................... 21 hours 31 minutes
Moonset ..........................................................     7.23 p.m.
Time Duration ................................................    45 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset....................  11.11 degreesMoon
Altitude at Sunset ..........................................   09.26 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.57 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 19 degrees South of West, 5 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1433 A.H. ON MONDAY 26th DECEMBER 2011

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