Expected New Moons and Appointed Times for 2012

     Listed below are the computations for 2012 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 2012 are given in the table below the New Moon listings. The barley in the land of Israel is expected to be ready in time to commence the year with the New Moon on the evening of March 23rd (we will update once confirmation is made in our upcoming abib search trip)

ABIB UPDATE: the barley in the land of Israel is ready to commence the year with the New Moon on the evening of March 23rd

2012 ABIB REPORT: day 1

2012 ABIB REPORT: day 2 .

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.]

2012/2013 New Moon and Molad Data

New Moon

Illumination and Lagtime

Visible Crescents

Confirmation

# of Days

Molad

CRC Molad

Difference

11th

2.14 %  81 min.

Tuesday, January 24

30

11th

Tuesday, January 24

same

12th

3.13 %  93 min.

Thursday, February 23

30

12th

Thursday, February 23

same

1st

1.17 % 55 min.

Frday, March 23

29

1st

Frday, March 23

same

2nd

1.71 % 71 min.

Sunday, April 22

30

2nd

Sunday, April 22

same

3rd

2.64 % 80 min.

Tuesday, May 22

30

3rd

Monday, May 21

1 day

4th

4.31 % 78 min.

Thursday, June 21

30

4th

Wednesday, June 20

1 day

5th

2.66 % 99 min.

Friday, July 20*

29

5th

Thursday, July 19

1 OR 2 days

6th

5.13 % 50 min.

Sunday, August 19

30

6th

Monday, August 18

1 day

7th

3.4 % 39 min.

Monday, September 17

29

7th

Sunday, September 17

1 day

8th

5.6 % 89 min.

Wednesday, October 17*

30

8th

Tueesday, October 16

1 day OR same

9th

4.32 % 93 min.

Thursday, November 15

29

9th

Wednesday, November 14

1 day

10th

2.45 % 85 min.

Friday, December 14

29

10th

Thursday, December 13

1 day

11th

1.10 % 58 min.

Saturday, January 12

29

11th

Friday, January 11

1 day

12th

2.47 % 85 min.

Monday, February 11

30

12th

Sunday, February 10

1 day

13th/1st

0.90 % 47 min.

Tuesday, March 12*

29

1st

Tuesday, March 12

same OR 1 day

*Friday, July 20 - The moon may not be visible until the next evening.

*Wednesday, October 17 - The moon may be visible the previous evening (1.88% illumination, 36 min. lagtime, moon's altitude at sunset: 6.21 degrees)

*Tuesday, March 12 - The moon may not be visible until the next evening.

2012 Appointed Times (March 23rd/24th New Year)

Event

begins sunset of

ends sunset of

Passover (Abib 14)

Thursday, April 5

Friday, April 6

Feast of Unleavens (1st day - Abib 15)

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

Elevation Sheaf Day (aka "wavesheaf")    

Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8

Feast of Unleavens (7th day - Abib 21)

Thursday, April 12

Friday, April 13

Pentecost

Saturday, May 26

Sunday, May 27

Day of Shouting (aka "Trumpets")

Monday, September 17 

Tuesday, September 18  

Day of Atonement

Wednesday, September 26

Thursday, September 27

Feast of Tabernacles (1st day)

Monday, October 1

Tuesday, October 2

8th Day Assembly

Monday, October 8

Tuesday, October 9

* 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).

Email: Brian Hoeck

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