The new moon for the 2nd biblical month is due this week. MoonConnection.com (the site that provides my sidebar real- time moon info and which I have found to be accurate) shows the first sliver appearing on Wednesday evening May 4th. The graphic from Sky and Telescope magazine shows the first sliver also appearing on Wednesday evening May 4th.
Keeping track of the appearing of the new moon lets us know what biblical month we are in. Knowing what biblical month we are in lets us know when to celebrate the LORD’s feast days, which are commanded for certain days in certain months.
They will also be searching for the appearing of the new moon in Israel, and I will receive an email from Israel when they have seen it, and I will post it here.