CIRCULAR NO: JMT/180/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 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 3.04 p.m. on Monday 15th October 2012 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1433 A.H.

On Tuesday 16th October 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   27 hours 14 minutes  
Moonset 7.16 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 00 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset   14.54 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 13.04 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 15 degrees South of West, 5 degrees South of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1433 A.H. ON WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2012


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