7th New Moon Reports 2023

16 September 2023

Shabbat Shalom,

The first sighting of the 7th new moon came from Australia followed by Israel and the United States at the beginning of the 16th of September. Have a blessed Shabbat and Yom Teruah.

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Date Location Observer(s)
16 September Melbourne Victoria Australia 5
16 September Jerusalem (Rechavia) Israel 4
16 September Tiberias (Arbel) Israel 3
16 September Snowflake Arizona United States 1
16 September Bethel Pennsylvania United States 4

The estimated calendar based on the new moon being seen in Israel on the 16th of September can be found here.

May יהוה be with you,

Ya’aqov Meyer

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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Clear. Sighted at 6:30 p.m. RM (5 observers)


🌙 New Moon Report – 16 September 2023

Devorah’s Date Tree

Snowflake Arizona United States

Note on the phone: This shot is provided just to display the complex sky cover for spotting the moon, and was taken just before the first sighting (with the naked eye). 6 shots were taken, but the resolution for discerning the moon was extremely poor in the photos taken on my cell phone. The first sighting was at 6:31 pm (AZ time = Pacific Daylight Time), and the last sighting was at 7:04 pm, as the moon faded away into a low layer of forest fire smoke. 

The western sky had a very complex cloud cover, comprised of intermittent layers of remnant monsoon clouds, layers of chemtrails (geoengineered aerosol sprays), and layers of forest fire smoke. KR (1 observer)

Bethel Pennsylvania United States

Seen from the hill south of the Merkey meeting house, Bethel PA; the moon was far lower and thinner than anticipated, but still clearly visible without optical aids. WS (4 observers)