CIRCULAR NO: JMT/17/16
MOON FORECAST – ZILHAJJ 1437 A.H.
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 1437 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 12.04 p.m. on Thursday 1st September 2016 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1437 A.H.
On Friday 2nd September 2016 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||30 hours 18 minutes|
|Time Duration||56 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||13.41 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||12.38 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 4 degrees North of West, 3 degrees South of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1437 AH ON SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2016.