CIRCULAR NO: JMT/048/20 May 09, 2020
Mahe Ramadhan 15, 1441
MOON FORECAST – SHAWWAL 1441 A.H.
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 1441 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 08.40 p.m. on Friday 22nd May 2020 i.e. 28th Mahe Ramadhan 1441 A.H.
On Saturday 23rd May 2020, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||21 hours 34 minutes|
|Time Duration||41 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||09.47 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||08.56 degrees|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Sunday 24th May 2020, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||45 hours 34 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||21.06 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||19.22 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.31 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 26 degrees North of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st DAY OF SHAWWAL 1441 AH ON MONDAY 25TH MAY 2020.