CIRCULAR NO: JMT/206/13

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul-Aakhar 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 10.21 a.m. on Sunday 10th February 2013 i.e. 28th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1434 A.H.

On Monday 11th February 2012 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.47 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   32 hours 27 minutes           
Moonset 7.40 p.m.
Time Duration 53 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset        17.35 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 11.49 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.05 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 2 degrees South of West, 12 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st RABI-UL-AAKHAR 1434 ON TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2013

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