CIRCULAR NO: JMT/150/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi-ul-Aakhar 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 10.20 a.m. on Saturday 21st April 2012 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Awwal 1433 A.H.

On Sunday 22nd April 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset .................................................    6.19 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    32 hours 01 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.08 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     49 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     13.49 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     10.24 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.36 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 20 degrees North of West, 8 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st JAMADI-UL-AAKHAR 1433 A.H. ON MONDAY 23RD APRIL 2012

Secretariat

 

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