CIRCULAR NO: JMT/062/20 August 05, 2020
Zilhajj 15, 1441
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Muharram 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 05.43 a.m. on Wednesday 19th August 2020 i.e. 29th Zilhajj 1441 A.H.
On Wednesday 19th August 2020, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||12 hours 41 minutes|
|Time Duration||30 Minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||07.63 degrees|
|Crescent Altitude at Sunset||06.34 degrees|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Thursday 20th August 2020, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||36 hours 41 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||20.55 degrees|
|Crescent Altitude at Sunset||19.73 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.42 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 11 degrees North of West, in line with where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1ST DAY OF MUHARRAM 1442 ON FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST 2020