CIRCULAR NO: JMT/96/14                                                  

MOON FORECAST – MUHARRAM 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 1436 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 0.58 a.m. on Friday 24th October 2014 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1435 A.H.
 
On Friday 24th October 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:    

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    17 hours 20 minutes   
Moonset 6.49 p.m.
Time Duration 33 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    7.46 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 7.02 degrees


SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 25th October 2014 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:            

Sunset 6.16 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    41 hours 20 minutes   
Moonset 7.41 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 25 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     19.48 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 18.56 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 15 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st MUHARRAM 1436 AH ON SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2014
 
 
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