CIRCULAR NO: JMT/143/18                                                      

MOON FORECAST – ZILHAJJ 1439 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 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 12.51 p.m. on Saturday 11th August 2018 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1439 A.H.
 
On Sunday 12th August 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.24 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 29 hours 26 minutes     
Moonset 7.35 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 11 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      16.28 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 15.40 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.41 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 13 degrees North of West, 1 degree South of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st ZILHAJJ 1439 AH ON MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2018.
 
 
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