7th New Moon (Ethanim) Sighted 2018

11 September 2018

Shalom Aleichem,

The seventh new moon was visible on 10 September in South Africa and the United States, and on 11 September in Australia and Israel. Additional sightings will be added as they are available. Share your new moon sighting.

10 September

Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa 2 observers
Lawton, Oklahoma, United States 9 observers

11 September

Eastern Australia 2 observers
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 4 observers
Israel 13 observers

YHWH bless,

J. Adam Meyer

10 September

Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Moon was very low on the horizon but was observed with no aid. The cell phone was unfortunately not sensitive enough to take a good photo in low light and digital zoom. TW (2 observers)

Lawton, Oklahoma, United States

The thin crescent became visible at approximately 8:08 pm central time on 9/10/2018 from Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton, OK. Shofars were sounded!! No sighting on 9/9/2018. WI (9 observers)

Beer Sheva, Israel

Not seen by a few watchers.

Israel – Michael Rood

The renewed moon was NOT seen in Israel today.

Therefore, the start of the 7th biblical month (Tishri) will begin at SUNSET TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

This also means that sunset TOMORROW marks the start of Yom Teruah, which ends at sunset Wednesday, September 12.  The remainder of the fall feast “high holy days” (i.e., special sabbaths) are as follows:

  • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – sunset Sept 21
  • Sukkot – Day 1 (Feast of Tabernacles) – sunset Sept 26
  • Shemini Atzeret (8th Day of Assembly) – sunset Oct 3

Special thanks to Devorah Gordon and her team for their efforts to spot the new moon in Israel.

Rosh Chodesh Sameach! (Happy New Month)

11 September

Eastern Australia

Easily visible within a couple of minutes after sunset. Observed by my daughter and I. JM (2 observers)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Clear conditions. Have a blessed feast of Trumpets in Yahshua’s name. RJ (4 observers)