9th New Moon Reports 2020

17 November 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

The ninth new moon was visible in multiple locations on 16 November. Here in Canberra, it was not visible due to rain and cloud cover.

Date Location Observer(s)
16 Nov Melbourne, Victoria Australia 4
16 Nov Jerusalem, Israel 2
16 Nov West-central, New Mexico, United States 2
16 Nov Reedley, California, United States 2
16 Nov Central Pennsylvania, United States 1
16 Nov Canberra, ACT Australia 0 (rain and cloud)

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hazy. RJ (4 observers)

Jerusalem, Israel

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Monday, 16 November 2020!

  • From Ashdod by Magdi Shmuel at 16:42pm.
  • From the Arava by Goldie Jurkowicz at 5:15pm.

This means that sunset on 16 November 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 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.

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

West-central, New Mexico, United States

Easy to spot, bright and high. Seen first at 5:16 MST, only 14 minutes after local sunset. DM (2 observers)

Reedley, California, United States

Monday. Nov. 16, 2020, 6 pm, Reedley, Central California, member of Orosi, CA Hebrew Roots Bible Study/Safe Haven Sustainable Farm. Bright against the dark sky, slightly south of due west, great visibility. Praise YHVH, Thank you for an amazing Succot, Looking forward to Hannukah and Purim. Passover is just around the corner!!! SJ (2 observers)

Central Pennsylvania, United States

New moon crescent spotted last night (11/16/20 @ 1715 hrs) under a clear sky in central Pennsylvania. RC (number of observers was not listed)