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Crescent New Moon Sighting Report:Seventh Biblical Month / September-October 2014
As of September 26, 2014 8:00pm CT

Global Observation: Israel Observation:
Expected: Thursday evening, 25th September, 2014
Australia
Possible: Thursday evening, 25th September, 2014
Reported:
25th September

Australia;
Pretoria, South Africa @ 6:30pm (Dawid Jacobs - GMT+2);
Western Cape, South Africa @ 7:28pm (Anonymous - GMT+2)

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Reported Unseen:
25th September
:Karaite Korner (Facebook)
Sighted September 26th

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CURRENT MOON

"...at the beginning of your renewed moons*, you shall blow the trumpets" - Numbers 10:10
*Orig. month; "New moon" & "month" are cognates of Hebrew word Chodesh or Hadesekem (Strong's 2320) derived from Chadash (Strong's 2318) meaning "renew"

Source: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunearth.html
Current map of sundown locations with moon & sun position indicators
Source: www.timeanddate.com

New Moon Crescent:

A report of the seventh new moon was first made on Thursday evening, September 25th, from Australia. Sundown was at 6:42pm in Darwin NT (UTC/GMT +9:30 hours, or 5:12am EST). Secondary reports, however, were not found until 6:30pm local time (UTC/GMT +2 hours, or 12:30pm EST) in Pretoria, South Africa (reported by Dawid Jacobs) and at 7:28pm local time (UTC/GMT +2 hours, or 1:28pm EST) in Western Cape, South Africa (Anonymous submission), both of which were submitted to this website. Based on the concept of two witnesses, this would place the start of Yom Teruah (and the seventh month) in Pretoria, South Africa and points westward on Thursday evening, September 25th.

Reports from Israel were all negative as of Thursday evening. The moon had already set prior to reports from South Africa. Karaite Korner, however, did confirm sightings the following evening, September 26th:

Confirmed:
Pretoria, South Africa


Forecasted map of calculations from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @ moonwatch.org

TBA

Forecasted map of calculations from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @ http://astro.ukho.gov.uk


...The Next Expected Crescent Moon Sighting (8th Month):

The following new moon crescent will have the best opportunity for sightings in Brazil/Chile area followed by central Mexico and Hawaii on Friday evening, October 24th. However, the geographical landscape will be limited in providing eyewitness accounts. It is possible that the first reports will not come in until the following evening. For Israel-based observers, the moon is not expected to be seen until the following evening, October 25.

Brazil?

Forecasted map of calculations from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @ moonwatch.org

Expected

Forecasted map of calculations from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @ http://astro.ukho.gov.uk


Expected Observation Dates of Biblical Festivals 2014:
All dates may vary based upon actual visual confirmation/trumpet call of the new crescent moon & availability of Aviv barley within the region of the Promised Land

For 2014, the Aviv barley searches in the Fertile Crescent found no positive conclusions until prior to the new moon of March 31st, first reported from Israel. Therefore, the Annual Festival Dates were as follows (all days begin at sundown the evening before date posted):

^ - Regions east of Israel will observe the following date (based on global trumpet call)
# Based on barley within Promised Land (Israel) region
* High Day of Convocation (no regular work)

The Seventh New Moon of 2014 was confirmed on Thursday evening, September 25th in Pretoria, South Africa (with one lone sighting in Australia). This new moon marks the arrival of the Fall Festivals on the following dates for all locations westward from Pretoria. All other locations, including those that follow the restrictive Israel-based observation calendar method, will be delayed by one additional day. Dates listed below are based on a Global Trumpet Call (all days begin at sundown the evening before date posted):

^ - Dates based on a global trumpet call (locations east of Pretoria, South Africa - including Israel - will keep the following date)
* High Day of Convocation (no regular work)



If you would like to provide future reports, I welcome anyone to serve as witnesses to the sighting of the new moon crescent by submitting your sighting via e-mail. Together, as Yah's people, we can all be of one accord with the blowing of a trumpet to communicate to all of His people when the new moon has occurred (Numbers 10:10). We also attempt to post our own sightings and in a timely manner.


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For more information regarding the Biblical Calendar: Research Paper - Mathematical Bias of the Biblical Calendar (Revised) - by Shawn Richardson

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