CIRCULAR NO: JMT/168/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 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 6.56 p.m. on Friday 17th August 2012 i.e. 28th Mahe Ramadhan 1433 A.H.

On Saturday 18th August 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset  23 hours 29 minutes  
Moonset 7.05 p.m.
Time Duration 41 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset   12.32 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 09.09 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 5 degrees North of West, 8 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st SHAWWAL 1433 A.H. ON SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST 2012

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