CIRCULAR NO: JMT/123/18                                                   

MOON FORECAST – SHABAAN 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shabaan 1439 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 4.58 a.m. on Monday 16th April 2018 i.e. 29th Rajab 1439 A.H.
 
On Monday 16th April 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 13 hours 24 minutes     
Moonset 6.53 p.m.
Time Duration 13 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      7.45 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 6.58 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Tuesday 17th April 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:      

Sunset 6.21 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 37 hours 24 minutes     
Moonset 7.43 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 23 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      19.53 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 18.22 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.38 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 15 degrees North of West, 5 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st SHABAAN 1439 AH ON WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2018.
 
 
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