8th New Moon Sighted 2019

29 October 2019

Shalom Aliechem,

The eighth new moon was visible 29 October in Australia and Israel. It is likely to be visible in most locations today and reports will be added as they are available.

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Location Date Sighted Oberver(s)
Canberra, ACT, Australia 29 October 3
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 29 October 4
Various, Israel 29 October 7

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

28 October

No known reports.

29 October

Canberra, ACT, Australia

Two observers sighted the new moon to the west about 7:24 PM AEST. YM (2 observers)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Clear. (4 Observers)

Jerusalem, Israel

Dear Friends,

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Tuesday, 29 October 2019!

* From Jerusalem by Devorah Gordon 5:02pm, followed by Gil Ashendorf at 5:06pm.
* From Tiberias at 4:57pm by Dennis Chkolnik, followed by Maureen Chkolnik at about 5:00pm.
* From Beer Sheva at 5:14pm by Yochanan Zaqantov
* From Eilat at 5:15 by Karen Reuveni and Margaret Jeana.

This means this evening marks the beginning of the new month. Be sure to keep track of 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 everyone who is supporting our efforts from afar, your support helps us be able to collect the observations and share these reports quickly and efficiently.

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

8th New Moon Watch 2019

28 October 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

The eighth new moon is expected to be visible 28 October in the parts of central America and 29 October for the rest of the globe.

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28 October 29 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 bless you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

7th New Moon (Ethanim/Tishrei) Sighted 2019

30 September 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

I pray you had a blessed Yom Teru’ah. The new moon was visible in Israel and the United States at sunset on 29 September.  Share your new moon sighting.

Location Date (Sunset) Observer(s)
Israel 29 September 10
West-central, New Mexico, United States 29 September 2
Point Judith, Rhode Island, United States 29 September 3
Central Eastern Australia 30 September 2
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 30 September 4

Based on the 29th of September, the seventh month calendar is as follows (starting the erev before):

  • Yom Teru’ah – 30 September
  • Yom Ha Kippurrim – 9 October
  • Sukkōth – 14 October – 20 October
  • Shemini Atzereth – 21 October

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

29 September

Jerusael and Zebulun Valley, Israel

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Sunday, 29 September 2019!

  • From Jerusalem at 6:54pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.
  • From the Zevulun Valley at 7:01pm by Yoel Halevi and his son.

West-central, New Mexico, United States

The new moon crescent was sighted clear, bright, and high in West-central, New Mexico, USA by 2 observers 15 minutes after local sunset. DM (2 observers)

Point Judith, Rhode Island, United States

Lots of low clouds, but the crescent became visible for a brief period. JA (3 observers)

30 September

Central Eastern Australia

New moon wasn’t visible last night but easily visible the 30th September at sunset. YM (2 observers)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very cloudy but we saw in the last 15 minutes before the moonset. RJ (4 observers)

7th New Moon (Ethanim/Tishrei) Watch 2019

22 September 2019

Shalom Alechiem,

The seventh new moon (Ethanim/Tishrei) is expected to be visible in Israel if conditions allow on 29 September. Most locations west of Israel will likely see the new moon on 29 September. Note that https://www.facebook.com/datetree/ will provide new moon sightings from Israel.

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29 September 30 September

Seventh Moon in the Mikra

  • Genesis 8:4
  • Lev. 16:29; 23:24, 27, 34, 39, 41; 25:9
  • Numbers 29:1, 7, 12
  • 1 Kings 8:2 (mentions Ethanim)
  • 2 Kings 25:25
  • 1 Chron. 27:10
  • 2 Chron. 5:3; 7:10; 31:7
  • Ezra 3:1, 6
  • Nehemiah 8:2, 14
  • Jeremiah 28:17; 41:1
  • Ezekiel 45:25
  • Haggai 2:1

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

6th New Moon Sighted 2019

31 August 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

The sixth new moon was seen in many locations around the globe, Australia to the United States. My wife and I were in Daly City for conversion and saw the new moon with a couple dozen observers. Praise YHWH for allowing us to convert to Judiaism with such a beutiful people.

Date Location Obeserver(s)
31 August

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

five
31 August

Israel

fourteen
31 August Westminster, Maryland, United States two
31 August

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

one
31 August Lawton, Oklahoma, United States four
31 August Daly City, California, United States approximentally twenty four

May YHWH bless you,

Ya’aqov Meyer

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very thick the clouds but still we could see the very thin crescent. RJ (5 observers)

Israel – Devorah’s Date Tree

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Saturday, 31 August 2019!
 
* From Jerusalem at 7:16pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Gil Ashendorf.
* From Ma’ale Adumim at 7:12 by Roy Hoffman, followed by his daughter Rina.
* From Beer Sheva at 7:22 by Yochanan Zaqantov and Meir Rekhavi.
* From Tiberias at 7:23pm by Dennis Chkolnik and Maureen Chkolnik.
* From Eilat at 7:25pm by Lucas Schneide together with his children Alon, Lior and Sumadhi, and Anabelle Santos.
* From Arad at 7:26pm by Judith Rood.

Westminster, Maryland, United States

The very thin sliver of the moon was easily visible through a break in the clouds at 7:50 est. This was a treat for us since the weather this year has been against us on the new moon nights. JG (2 obeservers)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

New Moon sighted at 7:39pm in Baton Rouge, La. by one person. Sky clear. DF (1 observer)

Lawton, Oklahoma, United States

Crisp crescent moon sighted initially at 8:14pm central time in Lawton, OK. Shofars sounded! WI (4 observers)

6th New Moon Watch 2019

29 August 2019

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם, Shalom Aleichem,

The sixth new moon is expected to be visible after Shabbat at sunset. It should be easibly visible in most locations if weather permits.

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30 August 31 August

Sixth New Moon in Mikra

  • 1st Chronicles 27:9
  • Ezekiel 8:1
  • Haggai 1:1, 1:15

May YHWH bless you,

Ya’aqov Meyer

5th New Moon Sighted 2019

2 August 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

Sighting in California on 1 August, and Australia and Israel on 2 August.

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Location Date Observer(s)
Santa Clarita, California, United States of America 1 August 2 observers
Eastern Australia 2 August 2 observers
Israel 2 August 5 observers

Fasts of the 5th month include 9th and 12th of August fast, Babylonians destroy the Temple.

YHWH bless,

J. Adam Meyer

1 August 2019

Santa Clarita, California, United States of America

Faint, near horizon TH (2 observers)

2 August 2019

Eastern Australia

Visible by two. JAM (2 observers)

Israel

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Friday, 2 August 2019!

* From Jerusalem at 7:39pm by Devorah Gordon.
* From Eilat at 7:45pm by Lukas Michael Schneider and his son Lior.
* From Tekoa at 7:47pm by Bruce Brill.
* From the Zevulon Valley at 7:37pm by Yoel Halevi.

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.

Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!

Devorah Gordon

5th New Moon Watch 2019

14 July 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

The fifth new moon is expected to be visible in parts of the United States on 1 August. On 2 August, the fifth new moon is expected to be visible in all locations where the weather allows.

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August 1 August 2

Fifth New Moon in Mikra

  • Numbers 33:38
  • 2 Kings 25:8
  • 1 Chronicles 27:8
  • Ezra 7:8-9
  • Jeremiah 1:3, 28:1, 52:12
  • Ezekiel 20:1
  • Zechariah 7:3, 5

YHWH bless,

J. Adam Meyer

4th New Moon Sighting 2019

5 July 2019

Blow the shofar! The new moon was visible on 4 July in Australia, Israel and the United States.

Date Location Observers
4 July Melbourne, Victoria Australia one
4 July Jerusalem, Israel seven
4 July Lawton, Oklahoma, United States six

YHWH bless,

J. Adam Meyer

4 July 2019

Jerusalem, Israel

Dear Friends,

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Thursday, 4 July 2019!

  • From Jerusalem at 7:46pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Gil Ashendorf.
  • From Tiberias at 7:49pm by Dennis and Maureen Chkolnik.
  • From the Zevulun Valley at 8:11pm by Yoel Halevi and his son.
  • From Kfar Eldad (El David) at 8:20pm by Bruce Brill.

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! The photo at the top of this report was taken by myself from our observation point in Jerusalem this evening. Be sure to keep track of what number month this is, based on when you started the new year.

It has come to my attention that some of you are curious as to why we looked for the new moon last night being that it was only the end of the 28th day of the month, so let me try and explain.

The reason we looked for the new moon last night, even though it was only the end of the 28th day of the month, is that although astronomically a lunar month is either 29 or 30 days, the new moon can be visible 28 days later, if the newmoon of the previous month should have been visible at the end of the 29thday, but wasn’t due to poor atmospheric conditions.

When the new moon should have been visible at the end of the 29th day of the month, but wasn’t due to poor atmospheric conditions, and therefore we have to wait for the following evening to begin the new month, we can end up seeing the next new moon 28 days later, because although only 28 days have passed since we started the new month, it is actually 29 days since the last new moon.

So for example, last month on June 4, 2019 in the evening we went to look for the new moon as usual. As you may recall, we did not end up seeing the newmoon that evening, even though the moon had an illumination of 2.11% and a lag of 69min, and therefore had no choice but to begin the new month the following evening on June 5, 2019. As a result, it so happened that there was a slight possibility that the new moon may have been visible last night, so we went out to look, but we did not see it.

It should be noted that here is nothing wrong with having a 28th day month. In fact, had we seen the new moon last night, we would have begun the newmonth last night, because it is irrelevant that only 28 days had passed since the last time we saw the new moon. Having a 28-day month, just means the beginning of the previous month would have begun a day earlier, were it not for poor atmospheric conditions.

Just to be clear, we did not end up having a 28-day month this month, but I thought it was a good teaching opportunity, as it has happened before, there was a possibility of it happening this month (although it didn’t), and there is of course a possibility of it happening again in the future, so it’s important to understand how a 28-day month happens, and that it’s not a big deal when it does happen. I hope this explanation has been helpful.

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Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!

Devorah Gordon

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very clear conditions. RJ (1 observer)

Lawton, Oklahoma, United States

Moon sighted high in the sky at 8:58 pm Central Time from Lawton, OK. Shofar sounded! We looked on 7/3/2019 but without success (heavy clouds). WI (6 observers)

4th New Moon Watch 2019

21 June 2019

Shalom Alechiem,

The fourth new moon is expected to be visible 3 July in the United States and 4 July in Israel.

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3 July4 July

4th New Moon in Mikra

  • 2 Kings 25:3
  • 1 Chronicles 27:7
  • Jeremiah 39:2, 52:6
  • Ezekiel 1:1

YHWH Bless,

J. Adam Meyer