11th New Moon Sighted 2020

26 January 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

The eleventh new moon was visible 25 January in the United States and 26 January starting in Australia. More sightings are expected over the next half day including Jerusalem Israel.

Share your new moon sighting.

Location Date Observer(s)
West Central, New Mexico, United States 25 January 2
Canberra, ACT, Australia 26 January 2
Israel (Multiple Locations) 26 January 9

Miqra Readings for New Moon: Bəmiḏbar (Numbers) 28:1-15

YHWH bless,

Ya’aqov Meyer

25 January

West Central, New Mexico, United States

The new moon was sighted with difficulty in west-central New Mexico this evening, 25 January 2020 by 2 people at 6:02 PM MST, about 31 minutes after local sunset. It was thin and dim, up 4 to 6 degrees above the local horizon. I watched it down to the local horizon at 1 2/3 degrees elevation at 6:15 PM. DM (2 observers)

26 January


Devorah’s Date Tree

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Sunday, 26 January 2020!

  • From Jerusalem by Nehemia Gordon at 5:15 pm, followed by Devorah Gordon and Gil Ashendorf.
  • From Tiberias by Dennis and Maureen Chkolnik at 5:10 pm.
  • From Eilat by Lucas Michael Schneider and his son Lior at 5:30 pm.
  • From Beer Sheva by Yochanan Zaqantov and Gabby Zaqantov at 5:30 pm.

This means this evening marks the beginning of the new month. Be sure to keep track of what number month this is, based on when you started the new year!

On behalf of all of us who rely on these observations, we wish to thank everyone in Israel who looked for the new moon this evening and sent in their observations in a timely manner. We are also extremely grateful to everyone who is supporting our efforts from afar, your support helps us be able to collect the observations and share these reports.

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Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!

Devorah Gordon

Jerusalem, Israel

Canberra, ACT, Australia

The eleventh new was easily visible at around 8:28 PM, my wife and I was able to watch the new moon almost all the way up to its setting before the park was closed. YM (2 observers)