CIRCULAR NO: JMT/197/12

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul-Awwal is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are Dar-es-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 10.45 p.m. on Friday 11th January 2013 i.e. 28th Safar 1434 A.H.

On Saturday 12th January, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.46 p.m.
Crescent Age at Sunset 20 hours 01 minute
Moonset 7.23 p.m.
Time Duration 37 minutes
Crescent Elogation at Sunset 11.43 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 7.50 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.04 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 14 degrees South of West, 8 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1ST RABI-UL-AWWAL 1434 ON SUNDAY 13TH JANUARY 2013.

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