7th New Moon Report 2020

18 September 2020

Shabbath Shalom, Shanah Tovah,

“בָּרוּךְ יְהוָה לְעוֹלָם:    אָמֵן וְאָמֵן.” Tehillim 89:53

The seventh new moon, Ethanim, sightings will be added to this page as they are available. The new moon should be visible in most locations if weather permits.

Share your new moon report.

Location Date Observer(s)
Tiberias Israel 18 September 2
Zevulun Valley Israel 18 September 1
Canberra ACT Australia 18 September None, heavy clouds and rain.
Melbourne VIC Australia 18 September None, heavy clouds
Melbourne VIC Australia 19 September 5

Moedim for Ethanim

Learning 3: A Karaite Perspective on the High Holidays

  • Yom Teruah: Friday 18 Night September – Saturday 19 Day September
  • Yom Kippur: Sunday 27 Night September – Monday 28 Day September
  • Sukkot: Friday 2 Night – Friday 9 Day October
  • Yom Atsaraeh: Friday 9 Night – Saturday 10 Day October

May YHWH bless you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

18 September 2020

Canberra ACT Australia

No visibility due to heavy clouds and rain. YAM

Jerusalem Israel

Dear Friends,

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Friday, 18 September 2020!

  • From Tiberias by Denis and Maureen Chkolnik at 7:06 pm.
  • From presumably the Zevulun Valley by Yoel Halevi and his son at 7:13 pm.

This means sunset on 18 September 2020 marks the beginning of the new month. Be sure to keep track 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 those of you who have stepped up and are supporting our efforts from afar, your support helps us be able to collect the observations and share these reports around the world.

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

19 September

Melbourne Victoria Australia

Clear, very thin. RJ (5 observers)