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 Leap year -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Leap years (which keep the calendar in sync with the year) should not be confused with (A second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation) leap seconds (which keep clock time in sync with the day).
The Chinese calendar is (Click link for more info and facts about lunisolar) lunisolar, so a leap year has an extra month, often called an embolismic month after the Greek word for it.
A number of regions still use the purely lunar calendar, but the intercalary is determined as the month in which the sun is in the same zodiac on two consecutive dark moons.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leap_year.htm   (1606 words)

  
 Leap year
Both the Chinese calendar and the Hebrew calendar are lunisolar, so a leap year has an extra month, often called an embolismic month after the Greek word for it.
The intercalary month takes the same number as the preceeeding month; for example, if it follows the second month then it is simply called "leap second month".
In the Hebrew calendar the extra month is called Adar Sheni (second Adar) and is added after Adar.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leap_year.html   (1294 words)

  
 The Jewish Calendar
The average lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by the addition of a leap year and an intercalary month.
Nisan is considered the first month, although the new year begins with Rosh Hashanah, on the first of Tishri, which is in fact the seventh month—the calendar has different starting points for different purposes.
Sebat - Sebat or Shebat, the 11th month of the Jewish calendar, the fifth from New Year's.
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Every other year an intercalary month of 30 days was added between the first and second months.
The intercalary month was omitted in the eighth year of the cycle to make the seasons come back to the right dates.
The Hebrew calendar had a 360-day year and also the intercalary month was used, though the length of it was not uniform.
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 Articles - Intercalation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Intercalation is the insertion of an extra day, week or month into some calendar years to make the calendar follow the seasons.
In the Gregorian calendar, the intercalary day is February 29.
The determination of whether a year has intercalation may be calculated (Julian, Gregorian and Hebrew calendars), or determined by observation (Iranian calendar).
www.sinoz.com /articles/Intercalation   (287 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Easter
To know this day was very simple for the Jews; it was the day after the 14th of the first month, the 15th of Nisan of their calendar.
In consequence the first days of the Jewish months and years did not coincide with any fixed days of the Roman solar year.
Since this month was inserted, not according to some scientific method or some definite rule, but arbitrarily, by command of the Sanhedrin, a distant Jewish date can never with certainty be transposed into the corresponding Julian or Gregorian date (Ideler, Chronologie, I, 570 sq.).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05224d.htm   (4011 words)

  
 The Mystery of the Calendar
The principal astronomical cycles are the day (based on the rotation of the Earth on its axis), the year (based on the revolution of the Earth around the Sun), and the month (based on the revolution of the Moon around the Earth).
According to R. Parker (Ancient Egyptian Astronomy) that earlier calendar was, "like that of all ancient peoples", a calendar of twelve lunar months plus a thirteenth intercalary month that kept the seasons in place.
Although the pre-Julian calendar was lunar-solar in inspiration, its months no longer followed the lunar phases and its year had lost step with the cycle of seasons.
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 Embolismic Month · Astrological definition of Embolismic Month · Astrology Encyclopedia
Embolismic Month · Astrological definition of Embolismic Month · Astrology Encyclopedia
Embolismic Month · Astrological definition of Embolismic Month · Astrology Encyclopedia · October 27, 2005, 26:00 GMT
An intercalary month employed in some ancient calendars, whereby to preserve a seasonal relationship between the Lunar and Solar calendars.
www.astrologyweekly.com /dictionary/embolismic-month.php   (555 words)

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