Moon Forecast - Safar 1432 AH

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1432 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 12.04 p.m. on Tuesday 4th January i.e. 28th Muharram.

On Wednesday 5th January 2011 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset ............................................  6.43 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset................  30 hours 39 minutes

Moonset .........................................  7.39 p.m.

Time Duration ...............................  56 minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset.......  14.12 degrees

Moon Altitude at Sunset ............... 12.11 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7:02 p.m., when the crescent will Inshallah be 17 degrees South of West, 7 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st SAFAR 1432 ON THURSDAY 6THJANUARY 2011

Secretariat

CIRCULAR NO: JMT/57/10
December 22, 2010                                                      
Muharram 15, 1432

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