12th New Moon Reported 2021

13 February 2021

Shalom Aleichem,

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

The 12th new moon was visible in the United States on 12 February and in Australia on 13 February at sunset. More new moon reports will be added as they are reported. Share your new moon report.

Date (Sunset)LocationObserver(s)
12 FebruarySnowflake Arizona United States1
12 FebruaryJerusalem Israel0 (not seen)
13 FebruaryCanberra ACT Australia0 (not seen)
13 FebruaryMelbourne Victoria Australia1
13 FebruaryJerusalem Israel2
13 FebruaryTiberias Israel1
13 FebruaryLawton Oklahoma United States4

Aviv Report

An Aviv report can be found below from Devorah Gordon. As shared in the previous report, I see additional guidelines based on haskama הסכמה” help ensure the Aviv new moon is within the right time. It is up to each of us to search the scriptures and make these types of decisions. “Study Scripture carefully and do not accept blindly the opinions of others.”

May יהוה be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

12 February

Snowflake, Arizona, United States

First spotted very thin sliver at 6:29 PM (Mountain Standard Time). Moon was fully set at approximately 6:55. Out of 8 photos taken on the cell phone, only 2 had sufficient resolution to show the moon. This moon shot was taken at 6:51. KR

Aviv report – Jerusalem Israel

Link to an external site.

13 February

Melbourne Victoria Australia

Very cloudy, spotted between the clouds at 9 PM. RJ (3 observers)

Lawton Oklahoma United States

Thin, clear crescent first sighted at 6:16 pm in Lawton, OK. It was in and out of clouds for a few minutes, then became quite clear and crisp as the sky darkened. WI (4 observers)

Jerusalem and Tiberias Israel

External report from Devorah’s Date Tree.

Snow update on 18 Feb. from Devorah’s Date Tree.

Canberra ACT Australia

Not visible due to thick cloud cover and drizzle. YM

12th New Moon Watch 2021

7 February 2021

Shalom Aleichem,

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

The 12th new moon is expected to be visible in the Americas at sunset on 12 February. Israel and the rest of the globe should be able to see the new moon on 13 February if weather permits.

Share your new moon sighting.

12 February13 February

12th or 1st (Aviv) New Moon

There has been some discussion that this upcoming new moon might be Aviv due to a recent video of parching barley. My take on this is that there is some practical historical guidance pointing to the new moon being no more than 14 days before the 21 March vernal equinox as a possible guide, as the Talmud notes that Passover has to occur after the vernal equinox.  My experience has been that Aviv is found in Israel around mid to late March. I am also not aware of Karaite Hakhamim defining exactly the first new moon beyond the Aviv barley as found in Shemot 9:31, but it may exist and I am not aware.

This is partly because it is known that the new moon and calendar were in place and well understood before the Miqra was written down. Therefore, the Miqra didn’t have to define every aspect of the new moon and calendar. The following captures some of the key definitions and understanding of the calendar (Mikdash Me’at, Section 2: Sanctifying the Month Section 2.8). There will be more information as we approach the end of the 12th month, approximately 13 March.

12th New Moon in Miqra

  • 2 Kings 25:27
  • 1 Chronicles 27:15
  • Esther 3:7, 13; 8:12, 9:1
  • Jeremiah 52:31
  • Ezekiel 32:1

May יהוה be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

11th New Moon Reported 2021

14 January 2021

Shalom Aleichem,

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

The eleventh new moon was visible this evening here in Australia and Israel. Additional sightings will be added as they are reported. Share your new moon report. Additional reports will be added as they are available.

DateLocationObserver(s)
14 January 2021Canberra ACT Australia2
14 January 2021Melbourne Victoria Australia1
14 January 2021Arava Israel2

May יהוה be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

Canberra ACT Australia

The eleventh new moon was seen at about 8:45 pm here in Canberra just after sunset. YM (2 observers)

Melbourne Victory Australia

Observed by RJ. (at least 1 observer)

Arava Israel

We had very heavy rains last night and this evening and came home from the observation literally drenched. However, the new moon was sighted this evening by Yael, Noa and Ruth Gunther in the Arava!

This means that sunset on 14 January 2021 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 (despite the weather) 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 in a timely fashion.

I am including below what I currently think are the Potential Chag HaMatzot Dates for 2021. With the grace of Yehovah and your support, we are planning the Aviv Search for just prior to the New Moon observation on March 14, and will schedule additional expeditions before and/or after, depending on the need and our resources.

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

11th New Moon Watch 2020

27 December 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

The 11th new moon is expected to be visible in Jerusalem and most locations on 14 January depending on the weather.

Share your new moon report.

13 January14 January

11th New Moon in Miqra

  • Deuteronomy 1:3
  • 1 Chronicles 27:14
  • Zechariah 1:7

May YHWH bless with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

10th New Moon Reported 2020

17 December 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

The tenth new moon was reported in multiple locations on 15 December (2020Dec_New_Moon_Report). However, Israel had no positive reports on 15 December but would have been easily visible on 16 December if weather permitted. I am sorry if you submitted a report and it didn’t work as there was a problem with the reporting form.

Share your new moon report.

DateLocationsObserver(s)
15 DecemberJerusalem, IsraelNone
15 DecemberCanberra ACT AustraliaNone
15 DecemberSouth Africa, United States, and Mexico~18
16 DecemberMelbourne VIC Australia3
16 DecemberCanberra ACT AustraliaNone

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

15 December

Multiple locations

2020Dec_New_Moon_Report

Truth of YHWH Website by the Lobert’s.

https://truthofyahweh.org/moon.htm

Canberra ACT Australia

No sighting, was expected to be marginal if possible at all but there was rain and heavy cloud cover. YM

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, 15 December 2020. I will, of course, 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, 16 December 2020 by default, as it will be the end of 30 days.

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

16 December

Melbourne Victoria Australia

Saw the new moon around 9:30 here in Melbourne. RJ (3 observers)

Canberra ACT Australia

Heavy cloud cover and rain. YM

10th New Moon Watch 2020

20 November 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

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

The tenth new moon is expected to be visible in Israel on 15 December. Here in Australia, we are not likely to see the new moon until 16 December.

Share your new moon sighting.

15 December16 December

10th New Moon in Miqra

  • Genesis 8:5
  • 2 Kings 25:1
  • 1 Chronicles 27:13
  • Ezra 10:16
  • Esther 2:16
  • Jeremiah 39:1 and 52:4
  • Ezekiel 24:1, 29:1, and 33:21

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

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.

DateLocationObserver(s)
16 NovMelbourne, Victoria Australia4
16 NovJerusalem, Israel2
16 NovWest-central, New Mexico, United States2
16 NovReedley, California, United States2
16 NovCentral Pennsylvania, United States1
16 NovCanberra, ACT Australia0 (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)

9th New Moon Watch 2020

24 October 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

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

I pray that you had a blessed Shabbath. The 9th new moon is expected to be visible 16 November in most locations including Israel if weather permits. The estimate for 15 November is included here but the new moon is unlikely to be visible in Central and South America.

Share your new moon sighting.

15 November16 November

9th New Moon in Miqra

  • 1 Chronicles 27:12
  • Ezra 10:9
  • Jeremiah 36:9, 22
  • Haggai 2:10, 18
  • Zechariah 7:1

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

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.

Share your new moon report.

DateCity, StateCountryObserver(s)
17 OctoberNew MexicoUnited States2
17 OctoberBaton Rouge, LouisianaUnited States1
17 OctoberGainesboro TennesseeUnited States11
17 OctoberIsraelNone
17 OctoberCanberra ACTAustraliaNone
18 OctoberCanberra ACTAustralia3
18 OctoberUpper Ferntree Gully VICAustralia3
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)

8th New Moon Watch 2020

5 October 2020

Shalom Aleichem,

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

I pray you are having a blessed Sukkot. The next new moon is expected to be visible in Israel on 17 October as well as many other locations depending on the weather. Here in Australia, the new moon won’t be visible until 18 October at sunset.

Share your new moon sighting.

17 October18 October

8th New Moon in Miqra

  • 1 Kings 6:38 – Mentioned as the month of Bul
  • 1 Kings 12:32-33
  • 1 Chronicles 27:11
  • Zechariah 1:1

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer