Alan Trombetta (5 March 2011)
"Aviv Moon Update"


Aviv Moon Update

The "renewed moon" ending the twelfth biblical month is projected to be seen this sun-day at sundown, March 6, 2011.  The moon will be 2.8% illuminated and 17.53 degrees above the horizon five minutes after sunset - as seen from the location of Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.  The new moon is projected to be seen at the end of a 30 day month - so whether there is a sighting or not, it is by default the new moon.

Getting the day correct on this particular month is not a significant concern at this time because THE BARLEY IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS NOT AVIV - nor will it reach maturity for several weeks according to the Israel Aviv Search Team headed up by Karaite scholar and biblical historian, Nehemia Gordon.  There is therefore a thirteenth month added to the Creator's calendar this year! - Michael Rood