Expected New Moons and Appointed Times for 2010

Listed below are the computations for 2010 for the expected dates of New Moon visibility from Jerusalem, as well as the moladim (i.e., average time of astronomical conjunction) of the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar (CRC). The difference between the dates for the two calendars is also noted.

The possible projected dates for the Eternal's Appointed Times for 2010 are given in the table below the New Moon listings. There were two possible dates for the head of the year: March 17th and April 15th. The barley was found to be abib during the search period between March 12th and March 16th, and as such, the year commenced March 17th.

PLEASE NOTE: The "Visible Crescents" column dates are the dates on which the New Moon is expected to be seen--beginning at sunset of the listed day. All dates listed are to be reckoned from sunset of listed day and date through the next day at sunset in the following New Moon table. [If the VISIBLE CRESCENT column lists Thursday, March 30, for example, then the 1st day of that month by crescent is from sunset of March 30 through sunset of March 31. If the CRC's MOLAD column lists Wednesday, March 29, then by CRC's molad, it is from sunset of March 29 through sunset of March 30.]

New Moon

Illumination and Lagtime

Visible Crescents

Confirmation

CRC Molad

Difference

11th

1.58 % 69 min.

Saturday, January 16

sighted

11th

Friday, January 15

1 day

12th

2.21 % 80 min.

Monday, February 15

sighted

12th

Sunday, February 14

1 day

1st

3.26 % 97 min.

Wednesday, March 17

sighted

1st

Monday, March 15

2 days

2nd

1.58 % 68 min.

Thursday, April 15

sighted

2nd

Wednesday, April 14

1 day

3rd

3.3% 103 min.

Saturday, May 15

sighted

3rd

Thursday, May 13

2 days

4th

2.03 % 69 min.

Sunday, June 13

sighted

4th

Saturday, June 12

1 day

5th

5.21 % 76 min.

Tuesday, July 13

sighted

5th

Sunday, July 11

2 days

6th

3.86 % 43 min.

Wednesday, August 11

sighted

6th

Tuesday, August 10

1 day

7th

7.56 % 62 min.

Friday, September 10

sighted

7th

Wednesday, September 8

2 days

8th

5.03 % 56 min.

Saturday, October 9

sighted

8th

Friday, October 8

1 day

9th

2.66 % 50 min.

Sunday, November 7

sighted

9th

Sunday, November 7

same

10th

3.97 % 98 min.

Tuesday, December 7

sighted

10th

Tuesday, December 7

same

11th

1.61 % 70 min.

Wednesday, January 5

sighted

11th

Wednesday, January 5

same

12th

2.33 % 83 min.

Friday, February 4

heavy clouds*

12th

Friday, February 4

same

13th

3.05 % 93 min.

Sunday, March 6

sighted

13th

Sunday, March 6

same

*Heavy clouds blocked the view of the New Moon on Friday February 4, 2011. Nehemia Gordon reported: "...we didn't see the moon from Jerusalem because of rain and clouds. However it was 30 days since the last sighting and hence new moon day by default (a lunar month can't be more than 30 days long)."

2010 Appointed Times (March 17/18 New Year)

Event

begins sunset of

ends sunset of

Passover

Tuesday, March 30

Wednesday, March 31

Feast of Unleavens (1st day)

Wednesday, March 31

Thursday, April 1

Elevation Sheaf Day (aka "wavesheaf")

Saturday, April 3

Sunday, April 4

Feast of Unleavens (7th day)

Tuesday, April 6

Wednesday, April 7

Pentecost

Saturday, May 22

Sunday, May 23

Day of Shouting (aka "Trumpets")

Friday, September 10

Saturday, September 11

Day of Atonement

Sunday, September 19

Monday, September 20

Feast of Tabernacles (1st day)

Friday, September 24

Saturday, September 25

8th Day Assembly

Friday, October 1

Saturday, October 2

* molad - The CRC, contrary to what some may think, is not based on first visibilty of the moon after conjunction--it is based on the "molad." The Hebrew word means "birth," but the term in rabbinical calculated calendar usage refers to the average conjunction of the earth, moon, and sun (average length being 29.53059 days). The molad may occur on the actual astronomical new moon, but the two terms are not interchangable. The molad may also occur upon the first day of crescent visibility, or yet within a few days on either side of it (as evidenced in the chart above).

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