The New Month

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God marks the beginning of each new month with special sacrifices (Nu 28:11-15) and invites us to worship together before Him. (Eze 46:3) This cyclical pattern is intrinsic to God’s kingdom (Is 66:23), so the Apostle Paul encourages believers to observe these appointed times today. (Col 2:16-17) This helps keep us all in step with God’s calendar.

We celebrate each new moon in the beginning of the first day of the month, starting at the first sunset in Jerusalem on or after the astronomical new moon. (If the conjunction is between sunset and midnight, add two days to the conjunction date, else add one day)

In the year 2023 CE, the months begin on the following dates, starting sundown the evening prior to the given date, per the given conjunction and sunset times.

Date Day DD Conj Sunset
Jan 22 Su 21 13:53 17:49
Feb 21 Tu 20 12:05 18:17
Mar 22 We 21 10:23 18:40
Apr 21 Fr 19 21:12 19:03
May 20 Sa 19 08:53 19:24
Jun 18 Su 17 21:37 19:40
Jul 18 Tu 17 11:31 19:37
Aug 17 Th 16 14:38 19:13
Sep 16 Sa 14 18:39 18:34
Oct 15 Su 14 10:55 17:54
Nov 14 Tu 13 02:27 17:27
Dec 13 We 12 16:32 17:21

2022 new month dates are below.

Date Day DD Conj Sunset
Jan 4 Tu 02 20:33 16:48
Feb 2 We 01 07:46 17:15
Mar 4 Fr 02 19:34 17:39
Apr 2 Mo 01 09:24 18:59
May 2 Mo 30 23:28 18:19
May 31 Tu 30 14:30 19:39
Jun 30 Th 29 05:52 19:48
Jul 30 Sa 28 20:54 19:38
Aug 28 Su 27 11:17 19:07
Sep 27 Tu 26 00:54 18:30
Oct 26 We 25 13:48 17:55
Nov 25 Fr 24 00:57 16:35
Dec 24 Sa 23 12:16 16:40

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