11th New Moon Sighted 2018

20 January 2018

Shabbat Shalom,

The eleventh new moon was visible in most locations on 18 January and here in Australia on 19 January.

Have a blessed month.

Location Date Visible
United States 18 January
Israel 18 January
Dominica 18 January
Australia 19 January

YHWH bless,

J. Meyer

18 January


New Moon Crescent sighted at 17:30 hours, clear sky, excellent visual. RC

Roseau, Dominica

Greetings to all on this Thursday evening 18th January 2018 when I naked-eye-sighted the biblical eleventh new moon Sebat (Zechariah 1:7) from Roseau, Dominica at 18:05. Also sighting it together with me is Mr. Emile George of the west coast community of Colihaut.

Happy new moon day to all,

Augustus Paul Andrew

Snowflake, Arizona

The new crescent moon (a very thin sliver) was first spotted in the western skies above the dimming glow of the sunset, with the naked eye, at approximately 5:58 PM Mountain Standard Time. The crescent set at about 7:05 PM. View of the moon was obscured about half of this time, due to the presence of heavy artificial clouds in the low western skies. KR

West-central, New Mexico

Another easy sighting tonight, 18 January 2018. The sky was very clear. The sighting was just 12 minutes after local sunset here in west-central New Mexico. DM (2 observers)


As a result, the 11th biblical month, the month of Shevat, will begin at sunset Thursday, January 18.

Rosh Chodesh Sameach! (Happy New Month)

19 January

Melbourne, Australia

Reported by RJ (2 observers)

11th New Moon Watch 2018

14 January 2018

Shalom Aleichem,

The eleventh new moon is expected to be visible 18 January in most locations. Share your new moon sighting.

17 January 18 January

11th New Moon in Mikra

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

YHWH Bless,

J. Meyer

10th New Moon Sighted 2017

20 December 2017

Shalom Aleichem,

The tenth new moon was reported visible in the US on 19 December by three married couples. Like doves, they sighted the new moon together. In Melbourne Australia, two brothers saw the new moon on 20 December.

Location Visible New Moon Date
United States of America Yes 19 December
Australia Yes 20 December
Israel Unconfirmed 19 Decemeber

Share your new moon report.

YHWH bless,

J. Meyer

19 December

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Partly cloudy sky. Observed the new moon crescent first at about 5:10 PM – CST. Shalom from Green Bay Sabbath Fellowship. J&MI (2 observers)

Snowflake, Arizona

The 10th new moon was clearly visible to the naked eye in the waning glow of the sunset, today on December 19, 2017. The very thin crescent was first noticed at 5:38 PM MST and the moon set on the western horizon at approximately 6:30 PM MST. KR (2 observers)

West-central, New Mexico

The new moon was seen in a very clear sky in west-central New Mexico around 40 Minutes after local sunset. Quite bright and easy to see. DM (2 observers)

Central Pennsylvania

New moon crescent was sighted in central Pennsylvania at 1715 hours on December 19, 2017. RC (1 observer)

20 December

Melbourne, Australia

Cloudy, moon was visible around 09:30. MJ&RJ (2 observers)

10th New Moon Watch 2017

15 December 2017

Shalom Aleichem,

The tenth new moon is estimated to be visible in most locations on 19 December at sunset. Here in eastern Australia, the likelihood of seeing the new moon on 19 December is really low due to the expected brightness of the new moon at sunset.

Share your new moon sighting.

19 Dec. 20 Dec.

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

YHWH bless,

J. Meyer