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March 20,  is a date that most of us recognize as symbolic of changing seasons.    As we welcome spring, people south of the equator are actually gearing up for the cooler temperatures of autumn. What Happens at the Equinox?
Far from being an arbitrary indicator of the changing seasons, March 21 (March 20 in some years and March 19th in some years) is significant for astronomical reasons.  The Gregorian calendar marks Mar 20 approx as the first day of Spring.  On Mar 21, 2020, the Sun will cross directly over the Earth's equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is the moment of the autumnal equinox.
 
Equinox Means "Equal Night"   Translated literally, equinox means "equal night." Because the sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes. A second equinox occurs each year on Approximately September 21;     This date will mark the autumnal (autumn) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern (vernal denotes "spring").   Fall Holy Days are calculated from the New Moons, not necessarily the Equinox's, but the Equinoxes tell the time of the year.  God's Holy days are counted from new moons, not equinoxes.

In order to have the Passover and Equinox in the first month, and the spring green starting in March,  I have picked New Moon on  Phase of the Moon on Mar 24, 2020: New Moon at 3:28a.m. (local daylight time) This day probably reflects the day of the rebirth of the Moon.  The true invisible conjunction. (The invisible conjunction is the absolute darkest part of the new moon) This makes Mar 24th the first day of the First Month as it is early in the morning.   This is after the equinox as the biblical spring of the year.  Since that is the mathematical calculation of the Spring  new moon.   That is also the Scientific calculation of the new moon by the US Naval Observatory.  I do not use the Jewish traditional reasoning as my standard.  (It is so flawed)  I looked at all the discussion regarding having the 1st day of the year before or after the Equinox each time, and with all the angles of suggested and quoted scriptures and finally think that the 1st day can sometimes possibly be before the equinox, but very close, so Passover can be in the first month.   This year it is after the Equinox so easier to confirm.  The 1st new moon is after the spring equinox in 2020.

Dates of Moon Phases in 2020 Year

Below you can find dates and hours of all Moon Phases in 2020 Year. All dates and times are given both in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and America/Denver Time Zone time. Times are shown in Daylight Savings Time when necessary and in Standard Time in the other cases.  But we went to latitude and longitude of Wheatland, WY for our exact calculation.  Because I use Wheatland time and visibility to calculate the Sabbath, I also use this time and area to calculate the Holy Days.

Moon Phases for Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA in 2020

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Lunation New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Third Quarter Duration
1200     Jan 2 9:45 pm Jan 10 12:21 pm Jan 17 5:58 am 29d 16h 29m
1201 Jan 24 2:42 pm Feb 1 6:41 pm Feb 9 12:33 am Feb 15 3:17 pm 29d 17h 50m
1202 Feb 23 8:32 am Mar 2 12:57 pm Mar 9 11:47 am Mar 16 3:34 am 29d 17h 56m
1203 Mar 24 3:28 am Apr 1 4:21 am Apr 7 8:35 pm Apr 14 4:56 pm 29d 16h 58m
1204 Apr 22 8:25 pm Apr 30 2:38 pm May 7 4:45 am May 14 8:02 am 29d 15h 13m
1205 May 22 11:38 am May 29 9:29 pm Jun 5 1:12 pm Jun 13 12:23 am 29d 13h 03m
1206 Jun 21 12:41 am Jun 28 2:15 am Jul 4 10:44 pm Jul 12 5:28 pm 29d 10h 51m
1207 Jul 20 11:32 am Jul 27 6:32 am Aug 3 9:58 am Aug 11 10:44 am 29d 9h 09m
1208 Aug 18 8:41 pm Aug 25 11:57 am Sep 1 11:22 pm Sep 10 3:25 am 29d 8h 19m
1209 Sep 17 5:00 am Sep 23 7:54 pm Oct 1 3:05 pm Oct 9 6:39 pm 29d 8h 31m
1210 Oct 16 1:31 pm Oct 23 7:22 am Oct 31 8:49 am Nov 8 6:46 am 29d 9h 36m
1211 Nov 14 10:07 pm Nov 21 9:45 pm Nov 30 2:29 am Dec 7 5:36 pm 29d 11h 09m
1212 Dec 14 9:16 am Dec 21 4:41 pm Dec 29 8:28 pm     29d 12h 44m
* All times are local time for Cheyenne. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Current lunation cycle is highlighted yellow.

Sun and Moon times today for Cheyenne | Moonrise and moonset times for Cheyenne | Sunrise and sunset times for Cheyenne

Cheyenne is 70 miles South of Wheatland

Special Moon Events in 2020



Biblical Holy Day Calendar for 2020 (Based on the Moon)  
The Phase of the Moon on Phase of the Moon on Mar 24 at 3:28 a.m. (local daylight time)  The first new moon is after the Equinox in 2020

The following information is provided for Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming (Actually Cheyenne WY this year 2020) (longitude W105.0, latitude N42.1):                    

    Phase of the Moon on Mar 24th, 2020: New Moon at 3:28 a.m.  (local daylight time) This day probably reflects the day of the rebirth of the Moon.  The true invisible conjunction. This makes Phase of the Moon on Mar 24th, 2020: New Moon at 3:28 a.m. It is early in the morning Mar 24, 3 hours before daylight.  So we will probably use the Mar 24th, 2020 to count the New Moon.  From the previous sundown, it will be about 8 hours from the last sundown.  New Moon is early on the first part of the day.
 

Passover April 6th, 2019   (Starts evening before On April 5th,  Sunday evening)
Counting to Abib 14.  Abib 14 starts when the sun goes down.

    The commanded Passover Meal is after sundown (Sun night) on the beginning of Abib 14. Of Mar April 5, 2020 Just after Sundown) Passover Day on the April 6, 2020.
    The commanded service of taking the bread, wine and foot washing comes after the main (regular) meal.  This is
    Christ's Passover meal also.  We will also observe that Special Night to be Much Observed (Exo. 12.42), not
   Abib 15 as the Jewish traditional doctrine believes.  (see Passover is the Feast)  He had to be off the cross before the Jewish Passover, remember.

The First Day of Unleavened Bread /Better known as the First day of the Passover starts late afternoon on April 5, 2019 (Sun night) at the going down of the sun.  Making that the Passover day and 1st Day of UB/1st Day of the Passover...is  April 6th, that evening before would be Christ's Passover Ceremony.   This then matches the OT with the NT.
       The First Holy Day will  continue all through the 1st day. (Which is the 14th day of Abib).  The Unleavened Bread will last for only 7 days which is called the Feast of the Passover.   (See this explanation) Not 8 days as one scripture indicates, which is conflict with all of the rest.

         The Seventh day of the Feast of the Passover (Unleavened Bread) is on April 12th, (Sunday 2020)

April 12, 2019  would be the
        last day of The Passover week or the 21st day of the 1st Abib month.

            This last (7th) day coincides with Abib 20. and ends the 7-- 24 hr periods at about 7:00 in the
            evening of Apr 24th . (Or as is stated "until" (the start) of the 21st day of Abib..."April 24th") (Not inclusive of the 21st day of Abib which would make the Days of UB 8 days.)
 

     April 12th is the Feast of First of the First Fruits   (Sunday) or:
       
 Waive Sheaf Day (Sunday) Apr 12,2020  (Lev 23:9-14   This happens to be on the last day of UB in 2020.
          Go to the weekly Sabbath during the week of UB.  
          Then morning after the Sabbath.  It is Waive Sheaf  Sunday.
 In 2020 this day is during the week of UB.

  Coincidentally this coincides with Easter, but not every year.   But in 2020 it does.   ("...on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.)       Is that in the Bible?  Is it a Holy Day?   Is it to be kept forever?

 

             

Jewish Reasoning or "Forbidden Days"       The UCG and LCG does not understand the Jewish Calendar
Admissions on the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar               Inconveniences are not Postponements

Forbidden Days of the Week = x

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TRUMPETS

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ATONEMENT

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TABERNACLES

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The Jews do not want to interrupt the day of preparation so they postpone the Holy Days to fit their man made schedule, so that no one has a hardship on a preparation day.  We do not accept this circular reasoning.  So no matter when the new moon comes or the count comes out, they stay away from Fridays for holy days.  also the chart shows the other days of the week they stay away from, with the x in the box.

 

   Feast of Weeks    June 1, 2019 The Jewish calendar uses May 31, 2020 Sunday as their count.   (Monday)   (Pentecost) Article 1Article 2,  An old Pastor Understood this.    
     Article 3   
Lev 23:15  'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.  Lev 23:15  'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, (In other words, the day after the Sabbath is Sunday) from (Sunday) the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: (the day after Sunday is day one) seven Sabbaths shall be completed.
 What is the day after the Wave sheaf Sunday?  Simply that is Monday and Monday is Day (1) one in our count to 50.  Pentecost means count 50, not 49.
 

            Feast of Trumpets      Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on September 17, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. (local daylight time).   So the Feast of Trumpets would be on September 17, 2020 because it is about 11 hours after sundown on the 9th.  So the Truest New Moon day is  Sept, 17, 2020. but it still is not totally invisible on into the 18th.  (On Sept 18, 2020,  .9448% will be showing.  So to make the FOT First Day, come out on a full moon looking at the month/moon both ways, I concede that Sept 17, 2020 would make the month come out more accurate. I've weighed the lengths of the month before and after the fall 7th month new moon, and concede it could be advanced to the 18th but certainly not the 19th.  (on Sept 19 the moon crescent is 4.79% full. but on the 18th the crescent is actually showing too.  I'm still a bit uncomfortable with advancing it to the "full moon", or the full 15th day after the new moon. I know a moon take approx 29 days, or 14 1/2 days from full to new.  Sometimes the calculation may need advanced for FOTab as the First Day of FOTab is on the 15th day.  I can easily be corrected and more evidence can be submitted to back me up a day.  If anyone knows of a scripture that indicates the First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles MUST be on a full moon, please let the webmaster know.

Now I don't live in Jerusalem, so I will just have to use Wyoming Time to Calculate a New Moon here. So I concede to Sept 17, 2020 as the magical memorial day of blowing of Trumpets. The moon rises at 6:45 a.m. and sets 7:44 p.m. on Sept 17th, 2020. So that whole moon time is during the invisible moon or new moon.

 

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.  Lev 23:24

             Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on September 28, 2019 at 12:26 p.m. (local daylight time) starts the correct new moon.. Wyoming Mountain Daylight Time.  Since it is so late on Saturday that sundown is eminent so that Factually Makes Sept 29, 2019. the 1st day of the 7th month.  When you look at 15 days later to Make a full moon on the day before the Feast of Tabernacles.  because of the half days involved here it probably was intended and it works out that way most years.   So to make the FOTab come out on a full moon looking at the month/moon both ways, I concede that Sept 18th, 2020 would make the month come out more accurate.  And the true full moon is on Oct 1, 2020 3:05 p.m. 3 hrs before sundown.  But then again it gets convoluted when you count to the full moon. So Tabernacles should be on Oct 2, 2020.  This is advancing Tabernacles only one day to the 2nd.

 


           
When you go back to the new moon on this month and the next month, and take the half way point to make the full moon. It is  easy to see why they have advanced the FOT one part day.  The rabbinical calculation only advances one extra day it so they can postpone it so nothing lands on a Friday or Sunday.  Phase of the Moon on October 13, (Sunday) 2019: Full Moon at 3:08 p.m. (local daylight time)  So I concede it might be Oct 14-20 on LCG or UCG calendars, but then again the Holy Days are calculated from the New Moons not the Full Moons. Oct 14th is on a Monday, and the Jews would not like it to be on a Sunday.  So the inspired pocket calendar says the FOT is Oct 14-20.  It might be right but I don't really think so.  Using the New Moon as the count, the FOT would be Oct 13-19, 2019.  And that is advancing the New moon in Sept 29 6 hrs to start the Feast already.  So advancing it a complete additional day to fit the full moon better is some peoples thinking, but I'm not at all sure they have it right.

 

  I'm trying to stay away from rabbinical calculation as it usually so biased for tradition and not from God.


           
           Day of Atonement = Sept 27, 2020 (Lev. 23:27) Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement:  Oct 8th is the 10th day after the new moon in the 7th Month.  Probably not good Jewish reasoning, but Great Biblical reasoning.  I have noticed that sometimes these days don't match "The Inspired Pocket Calendar".  (Pun Intended).

 

            Feast of Tabernacles (7 day Feast of TabernaclesOct 2, 2020  Lev 23:34 The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

            Phase of the Moon on Closest Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon on October 13 later in the day (local daylight time) Mountain Daylight Time  
         
             First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles is on  October 13, 2019  the Full moon and the 1st day of FOT is about the same exact time.   But the Feast of Tabernacles is on the 15th day of the 7th month.   The 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles  would start On   October 19th, 2019   (The 15th day of the 7th Month)  (But the count starts on the New Moon and is not proved by the Full moon.)

So we are kind of backing up here if we were to use the full moon as an indicator.  We don't, we start the count from the New Moon.

Many of the COG churches and Jewish reckoning use the October 14th as the first day of  the FOT.  That neither fits the plan for an invisible conjunction new moon but kind of of look-see at the correct full moon for those that like to see full moons for the FOT.  They will have only  possibly missed it by maybe 1 day. Because in 2019 that would be a better full moon.  That is if you use the full moon as the sign of the count, the natural observation, but not necessarily the biblical observation of the New moon.  14 1/2 days after the New moon rotation.  NOT an exact 15 days.

            Last Great Day  =  October 9, 2020

This is all calculated in MST and not Jerusalem Time.  As we do not observe the Sabbath based on Jerusalem time but on MST or sundown to sundown in the area of which we live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Forbidden Days - Postpone Godís Holy Days ??            Problems with the Hebrew Calendar
Jewish Reasoning or "Forbidden Days"      
The UCG does not understand the Jewish Calendar
Admissions on the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar               Inconveniences are not Postponements

Forbidden Days of the Week

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

PASSOVER

x

x

x

TRUMPETS

x

x

x

ATONEMENT

x

x

x

TABERNACLES

x

x

x

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 Now United and Living use the Following Schedule.  The new moons do not exactly agree with this schedule.

 

2017 Date
Passover *++ April 10
Feast of Unleavened Bread * April 11-17
Pentecost* June 4
Feast of Trumpets* September 21
Day of Atonement * September 30
Feast of Tabernacles* October 5-11
The Eighth Day* October 12
* Begins evening before; ++ Observed evening before  

 

2018 Date
Passover *++ March 30
Feast of Unleavened Bread * March 31 - April 6
Pentecost* May 20
Feast of Trumpets* September 10
Day of Atonement * September 19
Feast of Tabernacles* September 24-30
The Eighth Day* October 1
* Begins evening before; ++ Observed evening before  

 

2019 Date
Passover *++ April 19
Feast of Unleavened Bread * April 20-26 
Pentecost* June 9
Feast of Trumpets* September 30
Day of Atonement * October 9
Feast of Tabernacles* October 14-20
The Eighth Day* October 21
* Begins evening before; ++ Observed evening before  
* Observed Previous Evening