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Karaite Korner Newsletter #476
New Moon Report
Seventh Biblical Month
On Thursday September 9, 2010 observers looked for the new moon from Jerusalem,
Ramle, Tekoa (Kefar Eldad), Aminadav Forest, and Mount Hezekiah in the Eilat
Mountains but the moon was not visible from any of these locations around
Israel. At Mount Hezekiah we had a clear horizon and used binoculars to try and
locate the moon (even though a binoculars sighting alone would not count). The
moon was not visible from Israel, not with the naked eye and not even through
binoculars. This means the biblical month and the festival of Yom Teruah will
begin Friday night September 10. We will look for the moon tomorrow night and
report our observation. However, a lunar month can only be 29 or 30 days and
therefore the tomorrow night will be new moon day by default.