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  Lunar calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A lunar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates the moon phase.
This is normally done by having a month which corresponds to a lunation so that the day of month indicates the moon phase.
A lunar calendar may indicate the season as well as the moon phase, as the Chinese calendar, Hebrew calendar and Hindu calendar do.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lunar_calendar   (112 words)

 MONTH - Definition
In the United States the rule of the common law is generally changed, and a month is declared to mean a calendar month.
{Lunar month}, the period of one revolution of the moon, particularly a synodical revolution; but several kinds are distinguished, as the {synodical month}, or period from one new moon to the next, in mean length 29 d.
The commencement of a month was determined by the observation of the new moon.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/month   (486 words)

 Lunar month - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In lunar calendars, a lunar month is the time between two successive similar syzygies (new moons or full moons).
But all lunar months approximate the mean length of the synodic month of approximately 29.53059 days (29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds).
A synodic month is longer than a sidereal month because the Earth-Moon system is orbiting the Sun in the same direction as the Moon is orbiting the Earth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lunar_month   (344 words)

 The Lunar Calendar in "The Invisible Landscape"
In this calendar there are thirteen months in a year, the odd-numbered months having 30 days and the even-numbered months having 29 days, for a total of 384 days in a "year" (this is not a solar year).
Thus the average length of each month is 384/13 = 29.5385 days, which is somewhat in the neighborhood of the length of the mean lunar month, 29.53059 days.
The main property that a lunar calendar should possess is that the calendar months stay in sync with the phases of the moon over a long period of time.
hermetic.nofadz.com /cal_stud/lunarcal/til_cal.htm   (805 words)

 CalendarHome.com - Thai lunar calendar - Calendar Encyclopedia
The Thai lunar, or Chantarakati, calendar was used in Thailand until 1888, when it was replaced by the Thai solar calendar which is used today.
Two other month numbering schemes were used by the northern kingdoms of Lannathai, making a month n of Lannathai to be n-2 in the central Sukhothai kingdom, and n-1 in the Shan kingdom of Keng Tung.
Every month is divided into two parts, the rising of the moon (บึ้น = kuun) till full moon which is always 15 days long, and the falling (แรม = ram) till the next new Moon.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Thai_lunar_calendar.htm   (449 words)

 Trivishtapam - Calendar - Astronomical - Lunar Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mean length of a lunar synodic month is 29.53059 civil solar days (of 24 hours exactly) and divided by 30 this gives the lunar synodic day a mean length of 0.984353 civil solar days.
The mean length of a lunar sidereal month is 27.32166 civil solar days and divided by 27 this gives the lunar sidereal day a mean length of 1.011913 civil solar days.
Apart from that, it is obvious to the observer that a lunar synodic day can be entirely contained within a solar day so that at the start of today the synodic day number, called tithi can be 10 and at the start of tomorrow 12, day 11 being entirely contained within today.
samvit.org /calendar/astro/lunmon.htm   (858 words)

The Ahmadiyyas maintain that a solar eclipse may be witnessed either during the 27th, or on the 28th, or on the 29th of a lunar month.
Conditions favouring lunar eclipses on the 12th are not too different from those necessary to obtain solar eclipses on the 27th of an Islamic month (Figure 1), i.e.
They therefore believe that (for the prediction to be fulfilled) the lunar eclipse should take place on the 13th (which is supposedly the first day in its 'range'), with the solar one on the 28th (the middle day in its range).
alhafeez.org /rashid/eclpart7.html   (1626 words)

 The Goddess Lunar Calendar
It is possible to devise a lunar calendar which is simple to use (only elementary arithmetic is required for its use — a computer is not needed) and which may be expected to stay in sync with the lunar phases over a period of several millennia.
To ensure this the calendar must be designed so that the average length of a calendar month is as close as possible to the synodic month (at least during the period in which the calendar is expected to be usable, preferably for a few thousand years at least).
Since the average length of the month in the Goddess Calendar is the same as the value of the current synodic month, to seven decimal places, it is reasonable to expect that the Goddess Calendar will stay in sync with the Moon over a period of at least several millennia.
www.hermetic.ch /cal_stud/lunarcal/lunarcal.htm   (3228 words)

 full moon and lunar effects
Lunar effects that have been found have little or nothing to do with human behavior, e.g., the discovery of a slight effect of the moon on global temperature,* which in turn might have an effect on the growth of plants.
Anecdotal evidence for lunar effects is not hard to find and reporters know that one good anecdote trumps ten scientific studies when it comes to reader interest, even though such evidence is unreliable for establishing significant correlations.
According to Nienhuys, the 161 figure refers to the average number of drunk drivers arrested on any given date in the lunar month; he believes this number was arrived at by dividing 4,512 by 28 (rather than 29.53, the length of a lunar month) and hence should be 153, not 161.
skepdic.com /fullmoon.html   (2799 words)

 Lunar Moonths
If the days of the week correspond to the four lunar quarters, then there are extra days at the end of each lunar month which are not counted amond the lunar quarters or lunar weeks.
Since lunar days are determined by the visual presence of the lunar orb, its absence during the Dark Moon represents a time of penance and darkness not counted among the lunar weekdays of the 28 illuminated days.
If a normalized month of 28 days was in use by ancient Semite society, then that respective calendar must have included certain non-counted days such as the Dark Moon days at the end of the month.
www.essene.com /Church/month.htm   (809 words)

 Deriving GUChADZaT
If the second lunar year were 13 months long, then the third lunar year would begin later than the third solar year by 12 * m /19 + 12 * m / 19 = 24 * m / 19 of a lunar month.
Lunar year 0 of the cycle begins at the same time as solar year 0 since the difference of time between these two years is 0.
Since our assumption is that the lunar years are to begin no earlier than their corresponding solar years, and less than one month later than their corresponding solar years in the 19 year cycle, it is possible to determine the deviations of the lunar years from their corresponding solar years in the cycle as follows.
www.geocities.com /Athens/1584/cyclefrm.html   (2420 words)

 Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which is approximately as long as some natural period related to the motion of the Moon (i.e.
This is useful for designing purely lunar calendars, where months of 29 and 30 days (termed respectively hollow and full months) occur in some pattern that repeats after some number of months.
One mnemonic for remembering the lengths of the months is to hold up your two fists with the index knuckle of your left hand against the index knuckle of your right hand.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Month.htm   (1551 words)

 Jewish Calendar
As it was halachically established that a year be completely composed of whole months, the basic principle of intercalation was that an extra month is periodically added to the year to compensate for the difference between cycles.
When a set calendar was established, intercalation was achieved by adding an extra thirty day month to the Jewish year seven times every nineteen years, as the number of days in 19 solar years is extremely close to the number of days in 235 lunar months, both comprising about 6939.6 days.
It is claimed that the average Halachic lunar month is greater than the true mean by less that half a second.
www.judaic.org /halakhot/calendar_jewish.htm   (1051 words)

 The Lunar Planner: Sidereal Astrology
The Lunar Planner is not something to just read, it is an experiential and participatory tool that can empower you to live in harmony and balance with your emotional and physical experience.
Living in attunement to the Lunar Cycles cultivates a body-mind awareness where our attention shifts to the intuitive feeling side of self, where we learn to participate in harmony with the natural rhythm that governs our experiential world--in the power of the present.
Month by month, lunar chapter by lunar chapter, we come to see our experiences in a new light and clarity, as part of the unfoldment of a grand divine symphony.
www.lunarplanner.com   (3106 words)

 MoneyTec Traders Community - Lunar months and market cycles
Each of these lunar month periods is a multiple of 32 lunar months apart.
This lunar month period we are looking at corresponds with the next lunar month coming up starting on Sep. 28 2004.
I would say the average of the 2 low would be just past halfway of the lunar month or about 16 days past the date of the full moon.
www.moneytec.com /forums/printthread.php?t=10618   (1715 words)

 Gregorian Lunar Calendar
The Gregorian lunar almanac is a 19-year cycle which assigns an age of the moon to every day in the 19-year period.
Month 3 then begins a day later than the date listed in the table if the date listed is a date prior to February 29th.
This means that the first day of the lunar month begins at sunset on January 1st and ends at sunset on January 2nd, when the second day of the lunar month begins.
home.telepath.com /~hrothgar/lunar_almanac_2200f.html   (622 words)

 Festivals.com - Celebrating the World of Festivals and Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One lunar month is based upon one moon cycle, the period of time it takes for the moon to circle the Earth (29.5 days).
The Chinese people have used the lunar calendar for thousands of years, as it was simple for a farmer to look up into the sky and keep track of the changing phases of the moon.
Ghost Month comes to an end on the 30th day of the lunar month, a day called the "Closing of the Gates of Hades." The portals to the spirit world are shut once again on this day, sealing the spirits back in darkness.
www.festivals.com /00-10-october/afterlife/ghostmonth.cfm   (667 words)

 Gregorian Lunar Calendar
Lunar year 2005 begins on December 13th, 2004 (that is, at sunset on December 12th, 2004), as can be seen by examining the table below at the intersection of the row for year 11 and the column for the first moon.
If one wishes to use the Gregorian lunar almanac not just as an almanac, but as a calendar, additional rules may be needed, such as the rules enumerated below for February 29th, for the 13th moon of the 19th year of the cycle, and for the 12th moon of the year 2199.
This allows any year of 12 months to be reduced in length by a day, and any year of 13 months to be reduced in length by as much as two days, and any year, whether of 12 or 13 lunar months, to be increased in length by as much as two days,.
home.telepath.com /~hrothgar/lunar_almanac.html   (1032 words)

 Chinese Zodiac
Comparing with the solar system, a lunar month is about a day short of a solar month (Note that a lunar month is either 29 or 30 days as against the solar month which is either 30 or 31 days).
To correct this inconsistency with the solar year, an extra month known as the intercalary month is added to the lunar year.
The intercalary month is determined so the Spring Equinox will always fall in the second month, Summer Solstice in the fifth month, Autumn Equinox in the eigth month and the Winter Solstice in the eleventh month.
www.geocities.com /lanluik/Project.html   (623 words)

 The Prescise Iranian Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Months of the Christian Era are not, as far as their beginnings and ends are concerned, in harmony with the seasons.
The month was based on moon's phases, and the year was calculated on the solar basis.
But since the lunar month, one of the earliest ways of reckoning time, is alternately of 29 and 30 days with two phases of waxing and waning moon, it was quite easy to further divide it and have four quarters of seven and eight days accommodated in it.
www.zoroastrian.org /articles/The%20Precise%20Iranian%20Calendar.htm   (4059 words)

 Lunar Cycles
The overall concept is to choose one area to focus on for the coming lunar month, and use the energies of the moon to help you bring it to fruition during the month.
I have found that a month is a useful timeframe for accomplishing reasonable tasks, getting focused, and feeling good about the result, and this is one reason why lunar cycles are so valuable.
At the end of the lunar month, take a close look at these journals and evaluate how and whether the lunar energies and the tarot readings helped you achieve your goal.
www.tarotmoon.com /articles/Lunar_Cycles/lunar_cycles.html   (1048 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The month is measured from the moon's exact conjunction with the sun, which occurs every 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 3 1/2 seconds.
Lunar months only filled the space of 354 or 355 days of the 365-day Solar Year, so adjustments had to be made as they went along.
Anstey said, "The Hebrews always reckoned 30 days to the month, except when they saw the New Moon on the 30th, which became the 1st day of the new month." The Lunar Calendar could be adjusted each time they saw the Crescent New Moon.
home.earthlink.net /~mjagee1/procon1232.html   (3555 words)

 Chinese Culture - Monthly Horoscope - 9th lunar month (3rd October to 1st November 2005)
A prediction for each month could help a person to plan ahead for commitments, avoid any possible unhappy event and uncover the potential success the month might bring.
Not a good month for new "love birds", for there will be quite a lot of minor teething problems to be resolved if this new relationship is going to stand a chance of survival.
During this month, under the influence of the cosmic arrangement, one is experiencing uneasiness or getting irritated easily over minor issues.
www.west-meet-east.com /hormonth.htm   (4122 words)

 Paula Burch's Lunisolar Calendar (Lunar Calendar) 2005-2006
A true lunar calendar is not corrected to the earth's motion around the sun, so the months range around the entire year, as time passes.
Each lunation is named according to Northeastern US traditions, and equivalents to the Hebrew, Islamic, and Chinese lunar calendars are also noted for each month, along with the exact North American start dates of the Hebrew and Islamic calendar months, which vary slightly from the astronomical new moon.
When people claim that a pregnancy is exactly 10 lunar months, they are making the mistake of calculating a lunar month to be 28 days long.
www.pburch.net /lunarcal.html   (1110 words)

 Lunar Leap intercalary Month in Chinese Lunar Calendar 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is a leap 2nd lunar month (intercalary Month), in the Chinese Lunar Calendar year 2004.
A lunar month not containing a Center Point is a Leap month.
Therefore this lunar month is assigned as a leap month.
www.chinesefortunecalendar.com /2004leapmonth.htm   (197 words)

 History & info - the Chinese calendar
If there are 13 new moons from the start of the 11th month in the first year to the start of the 11th month in the second year, a leap month must be inserted.
It is very unusual that the 11th month has a leap month, in fact it hasn't happened since the calendar reform in 1645 (before 1645, all months had the same probability for having a leap month).
In addition, there will be a leap month after the 1st month in 2262 (in fact, it should have happened in 1651, but they got the calculations wrong!) and there will be a leap month after the 12th month in 3358.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-chinese.html   (2102 words)

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