2nd New Moon Sighted 2020

25 April 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

On the 24 April at sunset, the new moon was visible in the United States and 25 April globally. The new moon likely would have been visible in Israel on 24 April but due to haze much like here in Australia, the second new moon was not visible yesterday.

Date Location Observer(s)
24 April Santa Clarity 2
24 April Snowflake 2
25 April Australia 2
25 April Israel by default

Miqra reading for new moon: Bəmiḏbar (Numbers) 28:1-15. Sanctifying the Month

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

24 April

Santa Clarity, California, United States

Clearly visible. T (2 observers)

Jerusalem, Israel

At the time of this writing, I am not aware of any positive new moon sightings from Israel this evening, 24 February 2020. This was expected to be an easy sighting and the new moon was most likely not visible due to the heavy dust-related haze we had here all day.

As it was impossible to see the new moon yesterday and this evening is the end of the 30th day, this means the Second Month begins this evening at sunset on 24 February 2020 by default.

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.

If reliable first-hand New Moon and Aviv Reports from Israel are of value to you, please consider supporting our efforts. We could really use your support in restoring the Biblical Calendar.

Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!

Devorah Gordon

Central East Australia

No sighting due to haze. JM

Snowflake, Arizona, United States

The New Moon was first sighted on Friday, April 24, at 7:14 PM (Pacific Time). The attached photo shows the moon at 7:25, with Venus above the moon, and the moon is framed by the 2 flagpoles. The moon was fully set by 8:34. KR (2 observers)