CIRCULAR NO: JMT/063/23 May 06, 2023
Shawwal 15, 1444
The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilkaad 1444 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 6.54 p.m. on Friday 19th May 2023 i.e. 28th Shawwal 1444 A.H.
On Saturday 20th May 2023, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||23 hours 19 minutes|
|Time Duration||41 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||11.27 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||08.19 degrees|
|Professor Yallop q parameter||0.044 (Zone C)|
SIGHTING IS NOT LIKELY
On Sunday 21st May 2023, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:
|Crescent age at Sunset||47 hours 19 minutes|
|Time Duration||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Crescent Elongation at Sunset||22.87 degrees|
|Moon Altitude at Sunset||18.83 degrees|
|Professor Yallop q parameter||1.634 (Zone A)|
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 InshaAllah be 31 degrees North of West, 11 degrees North of where the sun had set.
EXPECT 1ST DAY OF ZILKAAD 1444 AH ON MONDAY 22ND MAY 2023.