Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Full Moon 08/06/2017

I took this picture @ 9:22PM on 08/06/2017, eve of Shabbat. So as you can see, the moon is a perfect circle, which means that it is the beginning of Full Moon Shabbat (the 15th of the month). The moon phases are more aligned in the middle of the year than at the beginning, so this month, all phases are right on time.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

My Birthday Moon

I took this picture after sunset (~10PM PDT) on 08/04/2017. This is my birthday moon. This is how the moon looked like when I was born. Technically speaking, it might've looked bigger (or smaller) but the phase and the month (at least) are the same. According to the Metonic Cycle we only see exactly the same Moon once every 19 years. This means that you can only see exact Moon of your birthday on your 19th birthday, on your 38th birthday, etc. But like I said, the phase of your birthday is visible EVERY MONTH. This is sorta a gift to us from God. 

The moon here is around 95%, so it is a few days from Full Moon.

I am not sure yet how to decipher and understand this information. All I know it is very significant.

Here is the post that tell you how to calculate and see your own birthday moon.

And here is the correct Hebrew calendar so that you know the correct day.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Torah was given Today (sort of)

Just wanted to point out that today (5th lunar month, 5th day) is when Moses got the ORIGINAL Stone Tablets from God on Mt. Sinai. Today is exactly 50 days from 15th of the 3rd month.

The reason why I said sort of is because Moses broke these Tablets and had to spend another 40 days to get the replacement Tablets. So technically speaking, the process of giving of the Torah goes on until 6th lunar month at least.

Check out these posts for exact verses and details.



Also, please remember that Giving of the Torah IS NOT an official holiday so we are not required to celebrate it in any way. And technically we can't because we do not know exact day when Moses got the 2nd set of Stone Tablets.

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