CIRCULAR NO: JMT/157/18                                               

MOON FORECAST – RABI UL AAKHAR 1440 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Aakhar 1440 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 10.22 a.m. on Friday 7th December 2018 i.e. 29th Rabi ul Awwal 1440 A.H.
 
On Friday 7th December 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.29 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 8 hours 07 minutes     
Moonset 6.42 p.m.
Time Duration 13 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      04.38 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 02.32 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

On Saturday 8th December 2018, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.30 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 32 hours 08 minutes     
Moonset 7.33 p.m.
Time Duration 1 hour 04 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset     14.57 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 13.53 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

 
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.48 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 20 degrees South of West, 3 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI UL AAKHAR 1440 AH ON SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2018.
 
 
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