CIRCULAR NO: JMT/155/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 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 2.48 a.m. on Monday 21st May 2012 i.e. 29th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1433 A.H.

On Monday 21st May 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:       

Sunset .................................................    6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    15 hours 26 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    6.39 p.m.
Time Duration ...................................     26 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     06.08 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset ..................     05.07 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Tuesday 22nd May 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:      

Sunset .................................................    6.13 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset....................    39 hours 26 minutes
Moonset ..............................................    7.28 p.m.
Time Duration ..................................     1 hour 15 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset......     17.08 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset .................      15.45 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 24 degrees North of West, 4 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1433 A.H. ON WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY 2012

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