CIRCULAR NO: JMT/185/12                                                                                     

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1434 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 1.09 a.m. on Wednesday 14th November 2012 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1433 A.H.

On Wednesday 14th November 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   17 hours 12 minutes   
Moonset 6.43 p.m.
Time Duration 23 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    09.10 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 08.24 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Thursday 15th November 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   41 hours 12 minutes   
Moonset 8.05 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     23.26 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 22.41 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.38 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 20 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st MUHARRAM 1434 ON FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2012

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