CIRCULAR NO: JMT/107/14
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 4.37 a.m. on Monday 22nd December 2014 i.e. 29th Safar 1436 A.H.
On Monday 22nd December, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||14 hours 01 Minute|
|Time Duration||27 Minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||08.32 degrees|
|Crescent Altitude at Sunset||05.20 degrees|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Tuesday 23rd December, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||38 hours 021 Minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 24 Minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||21.04 degrees|
|Crescent Altitutude at Sunset||18.32 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.56 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 15 degrees South of West, 9 degrees north of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1ST RABI-UL-AWWAL 1436 A.H. ON WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2014.