CIRCULAR NO: JMT/001/13  

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 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 3.30 a.m. on Friday 10th May 2013 i.e. 29th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1434 A.H.

On Friday 10th May 2013 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.14 p.m. 
Crescent age at Sunset   14 hours 45 minutes   
Moonset 6.39 p..m.
Time Duration 25 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     06.00 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 05.04 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 11th May 2013 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.14 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset   38 hours 45 minutes    
Moonset 7.27 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 13 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     17.05 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 15.33 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha'Allah be 22 degrees North of West, 17 degrees North of where the sun had set.

EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1434 ON SUNDAY 12TH MAY 2013

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