Original Source: Aviv New Moon Sighted in Israel!
Aviv New Moon Sighted from Israel!
On March 17, 2010 the new moon was sighted from Israel. The moon was sighted:
*from Jerusalem at 17:50 by Nehemia Gordon followed by Shoshanah Waterman, Dan Rose, Ben Rose, Devorah Gordon and Paul Matthew Leisy;
*from Tel Aviv at 17:56 by David Cachicas followed by Gavriel and Daniela Cachicas;
*from near Rosh Ha'Ayin at 18:07 by Dina Marcus followed by Avi Marcus, Rick & Janie Callaham, Tod & Jonna Sherard;
*from elsewhere in Jerusalem at 18:07 by Miri Burgin, at 18:13 by Terry Telligman, and at 18:20 by Paul and Katharina Beattie.
Photos of the new moon sighted from Jerusalem are posted at:
A video of the new moon sighting from Jerusalem is posted at:
In addition to the Aviv barley previously reported on Friday, we found a planted field of domesticated 6-row Aviv barley in the Jordan Valley just south of Nakhal Milkha. The field also contained small quantities of 2-row domesticated Aviv barley intermixed with the 6-row. The other Aviv barley found earlier in the Jordan Valley and northern Negev was spontaneous 2-row barley.
Photographs of the Aviv barley found at Nakhal Milkha are also posted at:
My thanks to the following people for participating in the main Aviv Search: Terry Telligman, Shoshanah Waterman, Miri Burgin, Willie Ondricek, Paul Beattie, Katharina Beattie, Amanda Boyd, Ruth Burcham, Carolyn Ardeeser, Dina Marcus, Dan Rose, Paul Matthew Leisy, Yaron Laluz, and Asi Eliyahu. Special thanks to Shoshanah Waterman for the photos of the barley and the new moon.
The Gregorian dates for the Biblical feasts based on the Aviv and the new moon from the Land of Israel are posted at:
Shanah Tovah U-Mevorechet!
Good and Blessed New Year!