CIRCULAR NO: JMT/85/14                                                  

MOON FORECAST – SHAWWAL 1435

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 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 1.43 a.m. on Sunday 27th July 2014 i.e. 29th Mahe Ramadhan 1435 A.H.

On Sunday 27th July, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
 

Sunset

6.23 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

16 hours 42 Minutes

Moonset

6.49 p.m.

Time Duration

26 Minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset

08.15 degrees

Crescent Altitude at Sunset

05.22 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

 
On Monday 28th July, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

 

Sunset

6.23 p.m.

Crescent age at Sunset

40 hours 42 Minutes

Moonset

7.35 p.m.

Time Duration

01 hour 11 Minutes

Crescent Elongation at Sunset

18.09 degrees

Crescent Altitude at Sunset

16.06 degrees

 
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 11 degrees North of West, 7 degrees South of where the sun had set.
 

EXPECT 1ST SHAWWAL 1435 ON TUESDAY 29TH JULY 2014.
 
 
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