CIRCULAR NO: JMT/193/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 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 11.43 p.m. on Thursday 13th December 2012 i.e. 28th Muharram 1434 A.H.

On Friday 14th December 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.33 p.m.
Cresent age at Sunset  30 hours 50 minutes  
Moonset 7.47 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 14 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     17.37 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 15.59 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.52 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 18 degrees South of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1434 ON SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2012

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