CIRCULAR NO: JMT/174/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 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 5.12 a.m. on Sunday 16th September 2012 i.e. 29th Shawwal 1433 A.H.

On Sunday 16th September 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 13 hours 09 minutes  
Moonset 6.40 p.m.
Time Duration 20 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      07.46 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 04.06 degrees


SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Monday 17th September 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 37 hours 08 minutes  
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      20.08 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 16.59 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 8 degrees South of West, 10 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st ZILKAAD 1433 A.H. ON TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2012

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