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Crescent Moon Sighting Report:Eleventh Biblical Month / January - February 2013
As of January 14, 2013 10:00am CT

Global Observation:Israel Observation:
Expected: Saturday evening, 12th January, 2013
Expected: Saturday evening, 12th January, 2013
12th January
Iran, Kuwait, Morocco
Commonwealth of Dominica, Jamaica, United States

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Reported Unseen:
12th January
:Karaite Korner

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" the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets" - Numbers 10:10

Reports for the eleventh new moon crescent of the Biblical year was first reported from Kuwait and Iran, along with various locations westward throughout the globe on Saturday evening, January 12th. However, no specific reports were received from Israel. If you heed a Global Trumpet call, those in Israel would begin the start of the month Saturday evening based on these eye-witness reports from the east. However, if you limit the start of the month to only Israel-based observation, all indications are that you will delay the month by one day (since 30 days will have elapsed from the previous sighting).

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Map from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @

Israel-based sighting
(30 days)

Map from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @

*No sightings reported directly from Israel due to atmospheric conditions:
Article by Nehemiah Gordon regarding Israeli-based observation

...The Following Crescent Moon (12th Month):

The following new moon will begin the 12th Biblical Month. First reports of this new moon crescent is possible from the western portion of the United States and Canada (primarily from Alaska and Hawaii) on Sunday evening, February 10th. However, most locations globally, including from the land of Israel, is not expected to be reported until the following evening, February 11th, 2013.


Map from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @


Map from the Astronomical Data Portal (UK Hydrographic Office) @

Expected Observation Dates of Biblical Festivals 2013:
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 2013, the Aviv barley search will begin in the Promised Land (Israel or the Fertile Crescent) early to mid-March with the first expected new moon crescent arriving in the region of France on Tuesday evening, March 12th. It is possible that Aviv barley will not be located in time, in which case a 13th month will be observed instead (with a Late Aviv at the next new moon first expected in China on April 11th). However, if Aviv barley is found, then the Annual Festival Dates will be expected as follows (all dates listed begin at sundown the evening before):

^ - Most regions east of France (including 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)

It would then follow in the Seventh New Moon of 2013, expected on Friday evening, September 6th, in nearly all locations worldwide (starting in New Zealand and Australia), that the Fall Festivals will be as follows (starting at sundown the previous evening):

* High Day of Convocation (no regular work)
** High Sabbath Convocation (Sabbath Day of rest)

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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