CIRCULAR NO: JMT/069/20 September 04, 2020
Muharram 15, 1442
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Safar 1442 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 2.01 p.m. on Thursday 17th September 2020 i.e. 28th Muharram 1442 A.H.
On Thursday 17th September 2020 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||4 hours 18 minutes|
|Time Duration||12 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||04.96 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||02.26 degrees|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Friday 18th September 2020 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||28 hours 18 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 8 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||16.37 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||15.55 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.36 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be due West, in line with where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st DAY OF SAFAR 1442 AH ON SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2020.