Hilal Statement- Zilqaad 1438AH

Salaamun Alaikum,

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Salaam Alaikum

The CoEJ Hilal Team have sent the Moon Forecast for Ziqaad 1438 A.H.

The Astronomical Mew Moon is on Sunday 23 July 2017 at 10:46 am. The crescent cannot be seen on this day.

The calculations for Monday 24 July 2017 are as follows:-
Sunset: 9:02 pm
Moonset: 9:40 pm
Crescent age at sunset 34 hours 17 minutes
Crescent Altitude 5.16 degrees
Crescent elongation 19.21 degrees

The crescent will be visible with optical aid, could be seen with the naked eye.

The calculations for Tuesday 25 July 2017 are as follows:-

Sunset: 9:01 pm
Moonset: 10:12 pm
Crescent age at sunset 58 hours 15 minutes
Crescent altitude 10.34 degrees
Crescent elongation 32.27 degrees

The crescent will be easily visible with the naked eye.

1st Zilqaad 1438AH is expected to be on Wednesday 26 July 2017 unless we get confirmed reports of local sightings on Monday night.