CIRCULAR NO: JMT/180/22 April 19, 2022
Mahe Ramadhan 17, 1443
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Shawwal 1443 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 11.29 p.m. on Saturday 30th April 2022 i.e. 28th Mahe Ramadhan 1443 A.H.
On Sunday 1st May 2022, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||18 hours 48 minutes|
|Time Duration||31 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||08.05 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||06.52 degrees|
|Professor Yallop q parameter||-0.236 (Zone E)|
SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE
On Monday 2nd May 2022, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||42 hours 48 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 16 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||19.31 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||16.06 degrees|
|Professor Yallop q parameter||+1.155 (Zone A)|
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE
The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.32 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 24 degrees North of West, 9 degrees North of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1ST DAY OF SHAWWAL 1443 AH ON TUESDAY 3RD MAY 2022.