The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 4.29 a.m. on Sunday 6

**On Sunday 6 ^{th} January,** the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.44 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 14 hours 15 minutes |

Moonset | 7.07 p.m. |

Time Duration | 23 Minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset |
05.67 degrees |

Crescent Altitude at Sunset | 04.63 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE**

**On Monday 7 ^{th} January,** the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.44 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 38 hours 15 minutes |

Moonset | 7.55 p.m. |

Time Duration | 1 hour 11 Minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset |
16.56 degrees |

Crescent Altitude at Sunset | 15.32 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 Insha’Allah be 19 degrees South of West, 5 degrees North of where the sun had set.

**EXPECT 1 ^{ST} JAMADI-UL-AWWAL 1440 ON TUESDAY 8^{TH} JANUARY 2019**

**MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AAKHAR 1440 A.H.**

The forecast for the Crescent of 1^{st} Rabi ul Aakhar 1440 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 10.22 a.m. on Friday 7^{th} December 2018 i.e. 29^{th} Rabi ul Awwal 1440 A.H.

On Friday 7^{th} December 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.29 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 8 hours 07 minutes |

Moonset | 6.42 p.m. |

Time Duration | 13 minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset | 04.38 degrees |

Moon Altitude at Sunset | 02.32 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE**

On Saturday 8^{th} December 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.30 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 32 hours 08 minutes |

Moonset | 7.33 p.m. |

Time Duration | 1 hour 04 minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset | 14.57 degrees |

Moon Altitude at Sunset | 13.53 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE**

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.48 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 20 degrees South of West, 3 degrees North of where the sun had set.

**EXPECT 1 ^{st} RABI UL AAKHAR 1440 AH ON SUNDAY 9^{TH} DECEMBER 2018.**

**MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AWWAL 1440 A.H.**

The forecast for the Crescent of 1^{st} Rabi ul Awwal 1440 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 7.03 p.m. on Wednesday 7^{th} November 2018 i.e. 28^{th} Safar 1440 A.H.

On Thursday 8^{th} November 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.18 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 23 hours 16 minutes |

Moonset | 7.08 p.m. |

Time Duration | 50 minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset | 11.71 degrees |

Moon Altitude at Sunset | 10.60 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE**

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 7 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.

**EXPECT 1 ^{st} RABI UL AWWAL 1440 AH ON FRIDAY 9^{TH} NOVEMBER 2018.**

**MOON FORECAST – SAFAR 1440 A.H.**

The forecast for the Crescent of 1^{st} Safar 1440 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 6.48 a.m. on Tuesday 9^{th} October 2018 i.e. 29^{th} Muharram 1440 A.H.

On Tuesday 9^{th} October 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.16 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 11 hours 28 minutes |

Moonset | 6.43 p.m. |

Time Duration | 27 minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset | 07.08 degrees |

Moon Altitude at Sunset | 05.67 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE**

On Wednesday 10^{th} October 2018 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.16 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 35 hours 28 minutes |

Moonset | 7.35 p.m. |

Time Duration | 1 hour 19 minutes |

Cresent Elongation at Sunset | 18.80 degrees |

Moon Altitude at Sunset | 17.99 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE**

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 7 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.

**EXPECT 1 ^{st} SAFAR 1440 AH ON THURSDAY 11^{TH} OCTOBER 2018.**

**MOON FORECAST – MUHARRAM 1440 A.H.**

The forecast for the Crescent of 1^{st} Muharram 1440 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 9.03 a.m. on Sunday 9^{th} September 2018 i.e. 28^{th} Zilhajj 1439 A.H.

On Monday 10^{th} September 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset | 6.21 p.m. |

Crescent age at Sunset | 21 hours 18 minutes |

Moonset | 7.10 p.m. |

Time Duration | 49 minutes |

Crescent Elongation at Sunset | 11.86 degrees |

Moon Altitude at Sunset | 11.04 degrees |

**SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE**

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.38 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 5 degrees North of West, 1 degree North of where the sun had set.

**EXPECT 1 ^{st} MUHARRAM 1440 AH ON TUESDAY 11^{TH} SEPTEMBER 2018.**