On Tuesday March 20, 2007 the New Moon of the Aviv was sighted from Jerusalem. The moon was first sighted at 17:55 by Henry Hodgens and shortly thereafter by 15 other observers from the same location. The moon remained visible for an extended period of time.
The moon was not visible from Israel on Monday March 19, 2007. With 0.49% illumination and 34 minutes lagtime visibility was impossible even under ideal weather conditions.
Photos of the New Moon of the Aviv as seen from Jerusalem on Tue Mar 20, 2007 are posted at:
Hi-resolution photos of the fields of Aviv found on this year’s Aviv Search are posted at:
Hag Ha-Matzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) will begin April 3, 2007 at sunset and last for seven days until April 10, 2007 at sunset.
Happy New Year!