Hebrew New Year or the Month of Abib are determined by the spring equinox. Month of Abib falls RIGHT AFTER spring equinox.
So, to determine Hebrew New Year for any given year, we will need this equinox table and this phases of the moon calculator.
- As you can see, according from the first table, the Spring Equinox happens on 03/20/2016 @ 04:31.
- From the second calculator, we deduce that New Moon on 04/08/2016 is our month of Abib or our first month of the Hebrew year. This is because, the first New Moon RIGHT AFTER Spring Equinox of the month of Abib, happens on 04/08/2016.
I hope now you can see, how easy it is to determine the beginning of the months (Abib)