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New Moon Report | Friday 12 January 2024
Biblical Calendar Society (BCS) - New Moon Report - Friday 12 January 2024 - Eleventh Biblical Month
➠ The new moon was NOT sighted in Israel with the naked eye by any of our observers on the evening of Friday 12 January 2024.
➠ The new moon was sighted in Israel with the naked eye by ONLY ONE WITNESS on the evening of Friday 12 January 2024.
However, in keeping with longstanding Karaite tradition, we will require two witnesses in order to declare the new moon.
➠ However, 12 January marks the 29th day since the previous new moon, and it is not astronomically possible for two consecutive new moons to be greater than 30 days apart.
➠ Therefore, by default, the Eleventh Biblical Month will begin at sunset on Saturday 13 January 2024.
➠ Nonetheless, we encourage all observers to search for the new moon on Saturday 13 January 2024, so that we may have documented proof that the new moon was visibly sighted.