CIRCULAR NO: JMT/215/13

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi-ul-Awwal 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 10.52 p.m. on Monday 11th March 2013 i.e. 28th Rabi-ul-Aakhar 1434 A.H.

On Tuesday 12th March 2013 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.37 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   19 hours 45 minutes   
Moonset 7.02 p.m.
Time Duration 25 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     10.13 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 05.17 degrees


SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Wednesday 13th March 2013 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.37 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    43 hours 45 minutes    
Moonset 7.47 p.m.
Time Duration 70 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     21.41 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 15.55 degrees


SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.54 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 11 degrees North of West, 14 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st JAMADI-UL-AWWAL 1434 ON THURSDAY 14TH MARCH 2013

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