The day of the new moon
Mr. Keyser: in 2003 my family and I began to keep the sabbath on the weekly 7th day of Saturday. I have been reading your essays for nearly two years. Recently, we changed to keeping the sabbath on the seventh day after the day of the new moon. I have embraced your belief that the day of the new moon is determined by the first sign of the sliver from Jerusalem. This month of November your calendar listed the 20th as the day of the new moon. However, a website (timeanddate.com), showed a computer generated sliver (waxing crescent) of 0.7% on the 19th. Please comment and thank you for your assistance in clarifying this issue for me.