11th New Moon Sighted 2018

20 January 2018

Shabbat Shalom,

The eleventh new moon was visible in most locations on 18 January and here in Australia on 19 January.

Have a blessed month.

Location Date Visible
United States 18 January
Israel 18 January
Dominica 18 January
Australia 19 January

YHWH bless,

J. Meyer

18 January


New Moon Crescent sighted at 17:30 hours, clear sky, excellent visual. RC

Roseau, Dominica

Greetings to all on this Thursday evening 18th January 2018 when I naked-eye-sighted the biblical eleventh new moon Sebat (Zechariah 1:7) from Roseau, Dominica at 18:05. Also sighting it together with me is Mr. Emile George of the west coast community of Colihaut.

Happy new moon day to all,

Augustus Paul Andrew

Snowflake, Arizona

The new crescent moon (a very thin sliver) was first spotted in the western skies above the dimming glow of the sunset, with the naked eye, at approximately 5:58 PM Mountain Standard Time. The crescent set at about 7:05 PM. View of the moon was obscured about half of this time, due to the presence of heavy artificial clouds in the low western skies. KR

West-central, New Mexico

Another easy sighting tonight, 18 January 2018. The sky was very clear. The sighting was just 12 minutes after local sunset here in west-central New Mexico. DM (2 observers)


As a result, the 11th biblical month, the month of Shevat, will begin at sunset Thursday, January 18.

Rosh Chodesh Sameach! (Happy New Month)

19 January

Melbourne, Australia

Reported by RJ (2 observers)