CIRCULAR NO: JMT/075/20 October 03, 2020
Safar 15, 1442
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi ul Awwal 1442 A.H. 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 should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 10.32 p.m. on Friday 16th October 2020 i.e. 28th Safar 1442 A.H.
On Saturday 17th October 2020 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||19 hours 44 minutes|
|Time Duration||48 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||11.29 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||10.52 degrees|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.33 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 10 degrees South of West, in line with where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1st DAY OF RABI UL AWWAL 1442 AH ON SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2020.