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  Glossary
The cyclic calculation assumes the lunar month to have a constant and invariable (mean) length whereas the true lunar months vary in length considerably due to the irregularities of the moon's orbit.
The beginning of each ⇒month is always near a certain phase of the moon, mostly a short time after ⇒new moon because the first visibility of the moon crescent after new moon is comparatively easy to observe and therefore used in observation based calendars.
In calendars, months approximate either the length of a synodic month (in ⇒free and ⇒bound lunar calendars) or 1/12 of the length of the tropical year (in ⇒free solar calendars).
www.ortelius.de /kalender/gloss_en.php   (3350 words)

  
  synodic period - Encyclopedia.com
synodic period, in astronomy, length of time during which a body in the solar system makes one orbit of the sun relative to the earth, i.e., returns to the same elongation.
The synodic period of the moon, which is called the lunar month, or lunation, is 29 1/2 days long; it is longer than the sidereal month.
One sidereal month later it will not yet be full, since it must travel further in its orbit around the earth to reach the point of opposition, which has moved relative to the stars because of the earth's motion.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-synodicp.html   (407 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - Month - Calendar Encyclopedia
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.
The apparent diameter of the Moon varies with this period, and therefore this type of month has some relevance for the prediction of eclipses (see Saros), whose extent, duration, and appearance (whether total or annular) depend on the exact apparent diameter of the Moon.
The apparent diameter of the full moon varies with the full moon cycle which is the beat period of the synodic and anomalistic month, and also the period after which the apsides point to the Sun again.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Month.htm   (1523 words)

  
  Month -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy
The month was originally defined as the time between one new moon to the next, a period now called the synodic month.
The synodic month is the mean interval between conjunctions of the Moon and Sun, corresponds to the cycle of lunar phases.
The tropical month is the period from one lunar equinox to the next.
scienceworld.wolfram.com /astronomy/Month.html   (353 words)

  
 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Month
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.
The apparent diameter of the Moon varies with this period, and therefore this type of month has some relevance for the prediction of eclipses (see Saros), whose extent, duration, and appearance (whether total or annular) depend on the exact apparent diameter of the Moon.
The apparent diameter of the full moon varies with the full moon cycle which is the beat period of the synodic and anomalistic month, and also the period after which the apsides point to the Sun again.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Month   (1887 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - Lunar month - Calendar Encyclopedia
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.
The synodic month is the most common way of expressing the lunar cycle.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Lunar_month.htm   (405 words)

  
 Month - ArticleWorld
This month is also different from the actual cycle or sidereal month, as seen from outside of the earth.
The synodic month varies because as the earth moves around the sun--changing the relative angle of sunlight hitting the moon--the moon must rotate a little past its actual starting point in order to appear as it did at its starting point.
The ‘’tropical month’’ is about 6.8 seconds shorter than the sidereal month, and is based on the lunar equinox as it moves along the earth’s ecliptic.
www.articleworld.org /index.php?title=Month&printable=yes   (396 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Month
The apparent diameter of the Moon varies with this period, and therefore this type of month has some relevance for the prediction of eclipses (see saros), whose extent, duration, and appearance depend on the exact apparent diameter of the Moon.
223 synodic months is approximately equal to 239 anomalistic months and to 242 draconic 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.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Month   (1361 words)

  
 History & info - Overview of information about our year
It is unfortunate that the length of the tropical year is not a multiple of the length of the synodic month.
The Christian calendar (Gregorian calendar) is based on the motion of the earth around the sun, while the months have no connection with the motion of the moon.
Finally, the Jewish calendar combines both, in that its years are linked to the motion of the earth around the sun, and its months are linked to the motion of the moon.
webexhibits.org /calendars/year.html   (500 words)

  
 Calendars and their History
The synodic month, the mean interval between conjunctions of the Moon and Sun, corresponds to the cycle of lunar phases.
Thus the months of the Islamic calendar systematically shift with respect to the months of the Gregorian calendar.
Years of twelve lunar months are reckoned from the Era of the Hijra, commemorating the migration of the Prophet and his followers from Mecca to Medina.
astro.nmsu.edu /~lhuber/leaphist.html   (8496 words)

  
 Eclipses : National Maritime Museum
The metonic cycle was used to determine how intercalary months could be inserted into a lunar calendar so that the calendar year and the tropical (seasonal) year were kept in step.
He mistakenly connected the naming of a cycle of 223 synodic months by the tenth century Greek lexicographer Suidas with the eclipse cycle of the same period.
It also happens that the Saros is also nearly equal to 239 anomalistic months (the time between successive closest approaches of the Moon to the Earth) and so the length of the eclipses in each cycle will be approximately the same.
www.nmm.ac.uk /server/show/conWebDoc.3665/viewPage/4/outputRegister/lowhtml   (493 words)

  
 The Chinese Agricultural Calendar (Nongli)
The time between two successive occurrences of new moon or full moon is called a synodic month, and equals 29.5306 days (29 days 12 hours 44 minutes 3 seconds).
Months in the Agricultural Calendar start with a new moon, which occurs when the moon and the Sun move to the same longitude on the ecliptic.
There are only 354.3672 days in 12 synodic months, more than 10 days shorter than a tropical year (365.2422 days).
www.hko.gov.hk /gts/time/lunarcal.htm   (323 words)

  
 Upto11.net - Wikipedia Article for Month
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.
The "draconitic/draconic" month refers to the mythological dragon that lives in the nodes and regularly eats the Sun or Moon during an eclipse.
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.
upto11.net /generic_wiki.php?q=month   (1478 words)

  
 Further Essays from the Author of The Heavenly Time Machine: The Month in Science and Torah
This was necessitated by the exile and dispersion of the Jews.
The synodic month lasts about 29.5 days, and is the time of one rotation of the moon as measured with respect to the sun.
The current average value of the synodic month, as determined by the exact conjunction of the Moon and Sun (as observed from the Earth), has been determined to be 29.5305888531 days.
www.pcez.com /~jmsc/heavenly_tm_essy_month.html   (3551 words)

  
 "The Trouble with Months" -- skw9606
That there are two full moons this month indicates the difficulty of trying to fit the lunar revolution period into calendars as a fixed measure of time.
It is the synodic month that is easiest to identify, both for us now and for ancient lunar observers when calendars were first being developed.
The difficulty with the synodic month is that it varies from 29.26 to 29.80 days with an average length of 29.530588 days.
www.as.wvu.edu /~jel/skywatch/skw9606.html   (480 words)

  
 Lunar Calculations at Knowth
A synodic period of the Moon is marked by the return of the Moon to the same phase, and is exactly 29.531 days long.
And if we add 99 synodic months to 136 synodic months we reach the "Metonic Cycle": 19 tropical years is equal to 235 synodic lunar months, or 254 tropical lunar months.
32 synodic months is also a significant subunit of the Metonic Cycle, because when doubled it becomes 64 synodic periods which ties in with five calendar synodic periods of Saturn.
www.mythicalireland.com /ancientsites/knowth/calendarstone.html   (1057 words)

  
 Aryabhatt : Vedic Astrology lessons
The synodic month is larger than a sidereal month because it indicates the relation of the moon with the sun.
An anomalistic lunar month is the lunar equivalent to the solar anomalistic year which indicates the passage of the sun around the earth from perigee to perigee.
An intercalary month occurs in 32 solar months and 16 days.This means that an intercalary month occurs in every three years and this year has thirteen lunar months.
www.aryabhatt.com /vediclessons/vediclesson6.htm   (1251 words)

  
 The Accuracy of the Goddess Calendar
The synodic month is the mean lunar month; thus there are two factors operating to produce the value of the synodic month.
Whether the synodic month is in fact increasing or decreasing depends on whether the Moon is slowing down in its orbit significantly faster than the Earth is slowing down in its rotation.
If the synodic month were absolutely constant then we could expect the Goddess Calendar to require about 20,000,000 synodic months (1/0.00000005), that is, about one and a half million years, to drift out of sync with the lunar cycles (on average) by about a day.
serendipity.nofadz.com /hermetic/cal_stud/lunarcal/accuracy.htm   (990 words)

  
 Synodic Month -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy
The mean interval between conjunctions of the Moon and Sun, corresponding to the cycle of lunar phases.
The following expression for the synodic month is based on the lunar theory of Chapront-Touze' and Chapront (1988):
Anomalistic Month, Draconic Month, Month, Moon, Moon Phase, Sidereal Month, Synodic Period, Tropical Month
scienceworld.wolfram.com /astronomy/SynodicMonth.html   (73 words)

  
 Trivishtapam - Calendar - Astronomical - Lunar Month
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.
I note that the choice of 30 synodic days and 27 sidereal days (and before that, of 27 asterism segments) in the respective months was made so that the length of each day would be closest to the length of the solar day.
However, since the length of the synodic and sidereal days has been calculated using the mean length of the synodic and sidereal months, the actual length of a synodic or sidereal day can be more or less than that of a solar day (respectively).
www.samvit.org /calendar/astro/lunmon.html   (858 words)

  
 Lunar Calendars
Since the length of the synodic month is changing, a problem which lunar calendar makers must face is in deciding how the synodic month will change over, say, the next 1000 years.
Thus the observed synodic month, in contrast to the TAI synodic month, is decreasing, and may be expected to reach about 29.53058585 real days by the year 3000 CE, and perhaps 29.53058244 real days.
Since calendars are designed to keep track of observed days and months, a lunar calendar should have an average calendar month which accords with the value of the observed synodic month, not that of the TAI synodic month.
hermetic.nofadz.com /cal_stud/lunarcal/luncal.htm   (670 words)

  
 Notable Properties of Specific Numbers at MROB
The tropical month is the amount of time for the Moon to complete one orbit around the Earth in relation to the equinox and solstice points (which shift relative to the stars because of precession).
The synodic month is the amount of time for the Moon to complete one orbit around the Earth, measured from new moon to new moon —; the common "lunar month" used for calendar purposes.
30 is the closest integer to the length of the synodic month.
home.earthlink.net /~mrob/pub/math/numbers-5.html   (2875 words)

  
 month@Everything2.com
The month (which is lunar) is not suitable for determining seasons, it has to be the Sun.
Also, in 8 BC the month of Sextilis was renamed in honor of Julius's successor, Augustus Caesar by the Roman Senate, even though Augustus was born in September.
-- 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.
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