CIRCULAR NO: JMT/72/17                                      

MOON FORECAST – SHAWWAL 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 1438 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 05.32 a.m. on Saturday 24th June 2017 i.e. 29th Mahe Ramadhan 1438 A.H.
 
On Saturday 24th June 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.17 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 12 hours 45 minutes      
Moonset 6.48 p.m.
Time Duration 31 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset       07.24 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 06.08 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Sunday 25th June 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.17 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 36 hours 45 minutes      
Moonset 7.50 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 33 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset       20.44 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 20.00 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.36 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 22 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHAWWAL 1438 AH ON MONDAY 26TH JUNE 2017.
 
 
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