CIRCULAR NO: JMT/43/13

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 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday 1st January 2014 i.e. 28th Safar 1435 A.H.

 On Thursday 2nd January, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

 

Sunset 6.42 p.m
Crescent age at Sunset 28 hours 28 Minutes
Moonset 7.44 p.m.
Time Duration 1 Hour 02 Minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 16.49 degrees
Crescent Altitude at Sunset 12.32 degrees

 

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.00 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 14 degrees South of West, 9 degrees North of where the sun had set.

 

EXPECT 1ST RABI-UL-AWWAL 1435 ON FRIDAY 3RD JANUARY 2014.

 

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