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Moon Sighted - Seventh Biblical Month - September 30 2011"
Karaite Korner Newsletter #352
New Moon Report
Seventh Biblical Month
On Thursday September 29, 2011 the new moon was sighted from
Israel. The new moon was first sighted:
*from Jerusalem by Oriana Torres at 6:25pm followed by David
Cachicas, Daniella Cachicas, Sarita Herrera, and Marta Alvarez;
*from elsewhere in Jerusalem by Willie Ondricek at 6:26pm
followed by Devorah Gordon;
*from Mevasseret Tziyon by Dina Marcus at 6:30PM followed by Avi
*from Givat Hamatos by Bruce Brill at 6:34pm;
*from Haifa by Devorah Boer at 6:35pm followed by Zeev Boer,
Arena Boer, and Tim Boer;
*from Gush Etzyon by Yoel Halevi at 7:27pm.
A photo of the new moon from Jerusalem taken by Devorah Gordon
is posted at:
It is common for the moon to be visible a day earlier in the
Southern Hemisphere, especially in the Autumn. As expected, the
moon was also sighted in South Africa on Wednesday night. It was
also visible Wednesday night from the United States, which is
thousands of miles to the west of Israel. However, it was
impossible to see it from Israel until Thursday night. This
makes Yom Teruah (Day of Shouting/ Trumpeting) begin the evening
of Thursday Sep 29 and last until Friday at sunset based on the
sighting of the new moon in the Land of Israel.
Yom Teruah Sameach!
Happy Day of Shouting!
Reporting from Albuquerque, New Mexico