New moon greetings to each and everyone of you in our Savior's name YAHSHUA!
Did anyone here in Dominica see the new moon this evening? The reason for this question is because I was not able
to begin my new moon search this evening from sunset time of 6:18pm in the face of a totally overcast sky and rainy weather as I was in the hospital
attending to my mother where she've been a patient from Tuesday 26/08/08 last week. I left the hospital grounds at 6:33pm, 15 minutes after sunset, and
arrived at my usual advantage point at 6:45pm, 27 minutes after sunset, when my new moon search actually began and ended at 7:22pm this evening but sky remained heavily
overcast as it has been from late afternoon and therefore could not see the appearing of this evening's new moon marking
the beginning of the Bible lunar sixth month Elul. As to whether if it was seen by anyone here in Dominica inspite of weather
conditions between sunset (6:18pm) and 6:45pm when I could not have as yet been at my advantage point to look out
for it, I just don't know.
Shalom and Yahweh's new day blessings to all,
Roseau, Dominica, West Indies
Tamil Nadu, India
The Sun sets 6:45pm
and I searched for the 6th new moon Elul. After 6:52pm, I found that the rain drops come down. After few minutes, its lightning and so
cloudy that I can't see the new moon for this month.
A. S. Kumar (Steve Fox)
Monday 01st September 2008 9:32 AM
On Monday September 1, 2008 the new moon was sighted from Israel.
The moon was sighted from Ashdod by Magdi Shamuel and Eli Shamuel at 19:24.
Happy New Moon!
WE NEED SOMEONE IN SOUTH AMERICA, SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR, TO REPORT NEW
The last few years in the moon's 19 year cycle, the fall and winter
new moons are tracking quite south of the equator. For this reason, someone in the southern
hemisphere might be able to see the new moon cresent a day before we see it here in the continental U.S. On the
31st of August 2008 in the continental U.S., the new moon at sunset was calculated to be only 3 degrees above the horizon.
By the time the sky became dark enough to see the new moon, it would have been 0.4 degrees from the horizon. Software predicted
not seeing it here in the U.S. on the 31st, or seeing it
with optical aids only; and no one reported seeing it. South Africa had
a possible, but difficult opportunity of seeing it; and no one reported seeing it. However, in Lima, Peru, the new moon was calculated to be 11 degrees above the horizon at sunset and
easily visible if skies were clear. Someone would have been able to see it, but I have no new moon reporters in South America. If someone knows of a person or persons in South America
who could send me monthly reports, it would be very helpful.
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Rich Lobert, Arizona, U. S. A.