The 19 year cycle – Where are we now?

Something I have wondered is where are we in the 19 year Biblical cycle, and the other day I came across this:

“Both the Jews and Babylonians began their year with the first new moon after the vernal equinox, but if the crescent moon was seen even on the equinox or a little before, then the year began 29 days later, with the subsequent visibility of the next new moon.”

An equinox occurs twice a year, around 20 March and 22 September.

Brisbane time date and time of
equinoxes and solstices on Earth
event equinox solstice equinox solstice
month March June September December
year
day time day time day time day time
1974 21 10:06 am 22 4:37 am 23 7:59 pm 22 3:56 pm
1975 21 3:57 pm 22 10:26 am 24 1:55 am 22 9:45 pm
1976 20 9:49 pm 21 4:24 pm 23 7:48 am 22 3:35 am
1977 21 3:42 am 21 10:14 pm 23 1:29 pm 22 9:23 am
1978 21 9:33 am 22 4:10 am 23 7:26 pm 22 3:21 pm
1979 21 3:22 pm 22 9:56 am 24 1:16 am 22 9:10 pm
1980 20 9:10 pm 21 3:47 pm 23 7:08 am 22 2:56 am
1981 21 3:03 am 21 9:45 pm 23 1:05 pm 22 8:51 am
1982 21 8:55 am 22 3:23 am 23 6:46 pm 22 2:38 pm
1983 21 2:39 pm 22 9:08 am 24 12:41 am 22 8:30 pm
1984 20 8:24 pm 21 3:02 pm 23 6:33 pm 22 2:23 am
1985 21 2:14 am 22 8:44 pm 23 12:07 pm 22 8:08 am
1986 21 8:03 am 22 2:30 am 23 5:59 am 22 2:02 pm
1987 21 1:52 pm 22 8:11 am 23 11:45 pm 22 7:46 pm
1988 20 7:39 pm 21 1:56 pm 23 5:29 am 22 1:28 am
1989 21 1:28 am 21 7:53 pm 23 11:20 am 22 8:22 am
1990 21 7:19 am 22 1:33 am 23 4:55 pm 22 2:07 pm
1991 21 1:02 pm 22 7:19 am 23 10:48 pm 22 7:53 pm
1992 20 6:48 pm 21 1:14 pm 23 4:43 am 22 12:43 am
1993 21 12:41 am 21 7:00 pm 23 10:22 am 22 6:26 am
1994 21 6:28 am 22 12:48 am 23 4:19 pm 22 12:23 pm
1995 21 12:15 pm 22 6:34 am 23 10:13 pm 22 6:17 pm
1996 20 6:03 pm 21 12:24 pm 23 4:00 am 22 12:06 am
1997 20 11:55 pm 21 6:20 pm 23 9:56 am 22 6:07 am
1998 21 5:54 am 22 12:03 am 23 3:38 pm 22 11:58 am
1999 21 11:46 am 22 5:49 am 23 9:31 pm 22 5:44 pm
2000 20 5:35 pm 21 11:48 am 23 3:28 am 21 11:39 pm
2001 20 11:31 pm 21 5:38 pm 23 9:05 am 22 5:21 am
2002 21 5:16 am 21 11:25pm 23 2:55 pm 22 11:14 am
2003 21 11:00 am 22 5:11 am 23 8:47 pm 22 5:04 pm
2004 20 4:48 pm 21 10:57 am 23 2:30 am 21 10:42 pm
2005 20 10:33 pm 21 4:46 pm 23 8:23 am 22 4:35 am
2006 21 4:25 am 21 10:26 pm 23 2:04 pm 22 10:22 am
2007 21 10:07 am 22 4:06 am 23 7:51 pm 22 4:07 pm
2008 20 3:48 pm 21 9:59 am 23 1:44 am 21 10:04 pm
2009 20 9:44 pm 21 3:46 pm 23 7:19 am 22 3:47 am
2010 21 3:32 am 21 9:29 pm 23 1:09 pm 21 9:38 am
2011 21 9:21 am 21 3:16 pm 23 7:04 pm 22 3:30 pm
2012 20 3:14 pm 20 9:08 am 23 12:49 am 21 9:12 pm
2013 20 9:02 pm 21 3:04 pm 23 6:44 am 22 3:11 am
2014 21 2:57 am 21 8:51 pm 23 12:29 pm 22 9:03 am
2015 21 8:45 am 22 2:38 am 23 6:20 pm 22 2:48 pm
2016 20 2:30 pm 21 8:34 am 23 12:21 am 21 8:44 pm
2017 20 8:29 pm 21 2:24 pm 23 6:02 am 22 2:28 am
2018 21 2:15 am 21 8:07 pm 23 11:54 am 22 8:22 am
2019 21 7:58 am 22 1:54 am 23 5:50 pm 22 2:19 pm
2020 20 1:50 pm 21 7:42 am 22 11:31 pm 21 8:02 pm

The 19 year cycle is as follows:

Calendar

So normal years (12 months) are year numbers: 1,2,4,5,7,9,10,12,13,15,16,and 18
Leap years (13 months) are year numbers: 3,6,8,11,14,17 and 19.

When are the new moon dates in Brisbane Australia during March?
(Note: The count of the months is from the year BEFORE. i.e. 1974 -> 1975 = 12 months, 1975 -> 1976 = 13 months

Important note: The lunar months are only listed below in terms of the gregorian calendar to allow one to quickly determine the dates. One should not be using them to determine anything as the number of days are different!

New Moons in March (Brisbane time zone)
# from 1967
month March March
year
day time day time Lunation #  # Months Lunation #  # Months Normal Year?(19 Yr #)
1974  23 9:24 pm  7 634  –
1975 12 11:48 pm    8 646  12      Yes (7)
1976 30 5:08 pm   659  13      No (8) Leap Year
1977 19 6:33 pm    10 671  12      Yes (9)
1978 9 2:36 am    11 683  12      Yes (10)
1979 28 2:59 am    12 696  13      No (11) Leap Year
1980 16 6:56 pm    13 708  12      Yes (12)
1981 6 10:31 am    14 720  12      Yes (13)
1982 25 10:18 am   15  733  13      No (14) Leap Year
1983 14 5:44 pm    16 745  12      Yes (15)
1984 2 6:31 pm    17 757  12      Yes (16)
1985 21 11:59 am    18 770  13      No (17) Leap Year
1986 10 2:52 pm    19 782  12      Yes (18)
1987 29 12:46 pm    20 795  13      No (19) Leap Year
1988 18 2:02 am    21 807  12      Yes (1)
1989 7 6:19 pm    22 819  12      Yes (2)
1990 26 7:48 pm   23  832  13      No (3) Leap Year
1991 16 8:11 am    24 844  12      Yes (4)
1992 4 1:23 pm    25 856  12      Yes (5)
1993 23 7:15 am    26 869  13      No (6) Leap Year
1994 12  7:05 am    27 881  12      Yes (7)
1995 1 11:48 am  31 2:08 am  894  13  No (8) Leap Year
1996 19 10:45 am    29 906  12      Yes (9)
1997 9 1:14 am   30  918  12      Yes (10)
1998 28 3:14 am    31 931  13      No (11) Leap Year
1999 17 6:48 pm    32 943  12      Yes (12)
2000 6  5:17 am    33 955  12      Yes (13)
2001 25 1:22 am    34 968  13      No (14) Leap Year
2002 14 2:03 am    35 980  12      Yes (15)
2003 3 2:35 am   36  992  12      Yes (16)
2004 20 10:41 pm   37  1005  13      No (17) Leap Year
2005 10 9:11 am    38 1017  12      Yes (18)
2006 29 10:15 am    39 1030  13      No (19) Leap Year
2007 19 2:43 am   40  1042  12      Yes (1)
2008 7 5:14 pm    41 1054  12      Yes (2)
2009 26 4:06 pm    42 1067  13      No (3) Leap Year
2010 15 9:01 pm    43 1079  12      Yes (4)
2011 4 8:46 pm    44 1091  12      Yes (5)
2012 22 2:37 pm    45 1104  13      No (6)  Leap Year
2013 11 7:51 pm    46 1116  12      Yes (7)
2014 1 8:00 am 30 6:45 pm 1128   1129  13  No (8) Leap Year
2015 20 9:36 am   48  1141  12      Yes (9)
2016 9 1:55 am   49  1153  12      Yes (10)
2017 28 2:58 am   50  1166  13      No (11) Leap Year
2018 17 1:12 pm     1178  12      Yes (12)
2019 6 4:04 pm     1190  12      Yes (13)
2020 24 9:28 am     1203  13      No (14) Leap Year
2021 13 10:21 am     1215  12      Yes (15)

86moons

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Tishrei 1 <- – – – – – – – 7 years – – – – – – – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – – – 86 moons + 10 days – – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – 7 Biblical yrs. + 30 days – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 < – – – (7 x 360) + 30 days – – – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – – – – 2520 + 30 days – – – – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – The 70th Week + 30 days – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – – 1260 + 1260 + 30 days – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – – – – 1260 + 1290 days – – – – > Tishrei 10
Tishrei 1 <- – – – – – – – 2550 days – – – – – – > Tishrei 10

2550days

 

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Note: The Gregorian year as of writing this is 2014. The Biblical year going from the Gregorian year 0f 2014 to 2015 is not a leap year using the table above (2013 – 2014 was). We are presently in the 9th cycle of the 19 year cycle.

Rules to determine if the year is a leap year (this is just from what I can see…they are not written anywhere!)

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1. If the current year was a leap year,  the following year is not a leap year (irrespective of the vernal equinox).
2. If the current year is not a leap year, the following year will be a leap year when:
a. The vernal equinox of the sun is still upon the left of cardinal west at the end of the 12th month when the sun sets.

   and

    b. The vernal equinox of the moon is still upon the left of cardinal east when it rises in the 12th month when it rises.

What were the months called?

hebrew-calendar-and-feast-cycle

The first month of the Biblical year was Nisan. The twelfth month was Adar.
In years where there are thirteen months the last month was called Veadar.

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