10th New Moon Sighted 2019

27 December 2019

Shabbath Shalom,

There were a number of reports on 27 December at sunset. Here in Australia, it was cloudy and smoky, so no sighting.

Date Location Observer(s)
27-Dec Jerusalem, Israel 2 observers
27-Dec Santa Clarita, California, United States 2 observers
27-Dec Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 4 observers
27-Dec George, Western Cape, South Africa 4 observers

Share your new moon sighting.

May YHWH bless you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

27 December 2019

Jerusalem, Israel

The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Friday, 27 December 2019!

  • From Tiberias at 5:17 pm by Dennis Chkolnik.
  • From Poria Illit at 5:07 pm by Becca Biderman.

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!

The photo at the top of this report was taken from our observation point in Jerusalem this evening, as you can see, we had a lot of dense clouds, which obstructed our sighting.

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 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, which is very important.

If reliable first-hand New Moon and Aviv Reports from Israel are of value to you, please consider supporting our efforts. We could use your support in restoring the Biblical Calendar.

Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!

Devorah Gordon (2 observers)

Santa Clarita, California, United States

Clearly seen. TH (2 observers)

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

New crescent SW. See picture. EY (4 observers)

George, Western Cape, South Africa

Seen by four around 19:45. YFH (4 observers)

East Central Australia

No sighting. Too cloudy and smoky. YAM

10th New Moon Watch 2019

14 December 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

The tenth new moon is expected to be visible on 27 December in most locations. Share your new moon report.

26 December 27 December

10th New Moon in Mikra

  • 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 Sighted 2019

29 November 2019

Shalom Aleichem,

The ninth new moon was visible on 28 November in all locations. Thank you for sharing your new moon reports.

Location Date Observer(s)
Israel 28 November 2019 (By Default)
Sydney, NSW, Australia 28 November 2019 1
Singapore 28 November 2019 0

May YHWH be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer

27 November

Israel

I am writing to update you with the following new moon reports which have just come in from this evening’s observation (27 November 2019):

  • Gadi Eidelheit saw the new moon through his camera and later with his naked eye at 5:06 pm.
  • Magdi Shmuel saw the new moon from Ashdod through his binoculars and explained to me that as a result, he was able to make out the new moon with his naked eye.
  • Roy Hoffman saw the new moon from Jerusalem through his binoculars at 4:47 pm but was unable to see the moon with his naked eye.

It should be noted that it was an extremely difficult observation this evening and that these three individuals are very experienced observers, which allowed them to point their visual aids exactly where they knew the new moon should be. Once they found the new moon in their visual aids, two of the three reported being able to make out the new moon with their naked eye.

For what it’s worth, I personally do not accept observations which are first made with visual aids, because once a person has spotted the new moon with a visual aid, I feel the mind can play tricks on a person and make them think they see something which they don’t clearly see, or may not have seen without the visual aid. In fact, I asked one of the observers this evening, whether he thinks he would have been able to spot the new moon were it not for his visual aid and he told me he didn’t think he would have been able to spot the new moon without the visual aid.

Whether you decide to begin the new month this evening or tomorrow evening, please 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

28 November

Sydney, NSW, Australia

I tried to take a photo but the cloud cover was very thick. RJ (1 Observer)

Singapore

I looked for a few minutes after sunset but due to cloud cover and rain, the new moon was not visible. JM

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.

Share your new moon sighting.

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.

Share your new moon sighting.

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.

Share your new moon sighting.

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.

Share your new moon sighting.

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.

Share your new moon sighting.

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