Aviv New Moon Sighted 2018

19 March 2018

Shalom Aleichem,

The Aviv new moon was sighted in Israel and many other locations. Have a blessed Aviv, Pesach, and Chag Matzot.

Additional new moon reports will be added as they are available. Share your new moon sighting.

Location Date of Sighting
Israel 18 March
United States 18 March
Dominica 18 March
Canada 18 March
Australia 19 March

YHWH bless,

J. Meyer

18 March

Ezuz, Israel

Cloudy except near horizon where we saw it around 6:40 pm before it set. TH (2 observers)


The barley in Israel has been declared “Aviv” and the renewed moon has been seen by two witnesses!

Therefore, the start of the 1st biblical month (The Month of the Aviv, or “Nisan”)will begin at sunset today, Sunday, March 18.

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Special thanks to Devorah Gordon and her team for their efforts to search for the barley and spot the new moon in Israel.

Rosh Chodesh Sameach! (Happy New Month)

Michael Rood

Point Judith, Rhode Island, United States

Clear sky. JA (3 observers)

Roseau, Dominica

New moon of Abib greetings from Dominica to all.
It was not a difficulty at all for Bro. Mathias Francis and I to had spotted the new moon of Abib at 18:26 this Sunday evening 18th March 2018 as the area where both it and Venus was located were extremely clear. Also calling in their confirmation was Bro. Craig Massicot family of two that they sighted it at 18:32. It’s a new moon that not only the four of us have seen but will learn later the amount that has seen it https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1624507767585468.1073741967.100000787822166&type=1&l=e6fc04398e

A joyous new moon of Abib evening worship service to all in acknowledgment of the start of the biblical first month of the year from this evening sunset.

Shalom and Yahweh bless,

Augustus Paul Andrew

Westminster, Maryland, United States

Here in Westminster, MD, We had clear skies and the moon became visible at 7:28 pm edst. It was a slim sliver and shared the sky with the planet Venus, which is visible in the upper right of the photo. JG (2 observers)

Oklahoma and Texas, United States

Very thin crescent sighted amidst a bit of haze at 7:56 pm in Lawton, OK by 4 observers. From Winona, TX it was seen by 2 observers through heavy clouds at 7:53 pm. WI (6 observers)

Caledonia, Ontario, Canada

May this be a blessed new year upon Yahweh’s children. Enjoy the appointed times, and count your joy! DS (Family plus one)

West-central, New Mexico, United States

A high, bright new moon crescent was sighted, “horns”-up at 7:38 PM MDT (20 minutes after local sunset) by 2 people in west-central New Mexico. It was up around 12 degrees at the time of the sighting. DM (2 observers)

Frederick, Maryland, United States

New Moon visible with the naked eye while driving north on Hwy 15 near Frederick MD. MB (1 observer)

19 March

Eastern Australia

New moon sighted by my wife and daughter. JM (2 observers)