The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi-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 5.18 a.m. on Wednesday 17th January 2018 i.e. 29th Rabi-ul-Aakhar 1439 A.H.

On Wednesday 17th January, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.47 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 13 hours 30 minutes
Moonset 7.07 p.m.
Time Duration 20 Minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 05.25 degrees
Crescent Altitude at Sunset 03.54 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
 
On Thursday 18th January, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.47 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 37 hours 29 minutes
Moonset 7.53 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 04 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset 16.14 degrees
Crescent Altitude at Sunset 14.26 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 7.05 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 15 degrees South of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1ST JAMADI-UL-AWWAL 1439 ON FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY 2018
 
 
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