8th New Moon Reported 2020

18 October 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

The eighth new moon has been reported visible in multiple locations in the United States on 17 October. Here in Australia, the new moon was visible 18 October. More sightings will be added as they are available.

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Date City, State Country Observer(s)
17 October New Mexico United States 2
17 October Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States 1
17 October Gainesboro Tennessee United States 11
17 October Israel None
17 October Canberra ACT Australia None
18 October Canberra ACT Australia 3
18 October Upper Ferntree Gully VIC Australia 3
Additional sightings…

May YHWH bless you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

17 October

West-central New Mexico, United States

The new moon crescent was clear and bright enough to be seen only 14 minutes after local sunset. DM (2 observers)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

The Eighth New Moon was sighted at 6:54 pm CST by one person. The New Moon can be seen in the center of the photo just above a stretching branch. The moon is facing left and is between the 12:00 and 6:00 position. DJ (1 observer)

Gainesboro Tennessee, United States

No description. RV (11 Observers)

Jerusalem Israel

At the time of this writing, I am not aware of anyone sighting the new moon with their naked eye from Israel this evening, 17 October 2020. We will send an update should any positive observations come in later.

If no positive reports come in from this evening’s observation, the new month will begin at sunset tomorrow, 18 October 2020 by default, as it will be the end of 30 days.

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 promptly. 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

Canberra ACT, Australia

No sighting as it was raining at the time of the sunset on the 17th of October.  It was unlikely to be visible here in Canberra without magnification even if the weather had permitted. YM

18 October

Upper Ferntree Gully VIC, Australia

Very cloudy. RJ (3 observers)

Canberra ACT, Australia

Eighth new moon sighted just after sunset. JM (3 observers)