lunar month


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lunar month

[lo̅o̅′nər]
Etymology: L, luna, moon; AS, monath, month
a period of 4 weeks or 28 days, approximately the time required for the moon to revolve about the earth.
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The Saudi Council of Senior Scholars has rejected the idea that the beginning and end of lunar months should be determined on the basis of astronomical calculations.
Astronomer Saleh Al-Ojeiri told KUNA that the crescent of Shawwal, the 10th lunar month, will be born on Friday evening and could stay nine minutes after sunset Saturday in Kuwait and other Gulf states and for as long as 32 minutes in Cairo.
Celebrated annually on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month usually in November, the Loy Krathong festival is one of the oldest and well-preserved traditions in the Thai culture.
RIYADH, City, Ramadan 26, 1432, Aug 26, 2011, SPA -- The Supreme Court has called on Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the lunar month of Shawwal Monday evening, Ramadan 29, 1432, Aug 29, 2011.
The Guardian quoted Amnesty International researchers as saying that they came to know that the prison Governor halted the execution, which usually takes place at daybreak, out of respect for the Islamic lunar month Moharram, the paper said.
The announcement was made by judges, commissions and committees in charge of sighting the crescent of the blessed month of Ramadan, noting that they complete the lunar month of Sha'ban for thirty days as the crescent of Ramadan has not been seen until Saturday evening.
According to the Tibetan calendar, Saka Dawa is celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th lunar month.
Summary: Riyadh, Rabi Al-Akhir 04, 1432, March 9, 2011, SPA -- The Ministry of Social Affairs represented by Social Security Agency deposited an amount of SR 119,010,360 in the accounts of beneficiaries of social security for foodstuffs assistance at the start of the lunar month of Rabi Al-Akhir.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the lunar month of Shawwal, when Muslims gather to perform the Eid prayer and bring 30 days of fasting to an end.
It is celebrated on the first day of the lunar month of Kartik, which comes in the month of October or November.
About two years ago, Al Banna raised eyebrows of many fellow Muslims by saying that smoking does not spoil fasting in the lunar month of Ramadan when Muslims abstain from food and drinking from dawn to sunset.
Summary: Riyadh, Rabi Al-Akhir 04, 1432, March 9, 2011, SPA -- The Ministry of Social Affairs deposited an amount of SR 1,024,670,083 in the accounts of 723, 642 beneficiaries of social security in pensions and assistance at the start of the lunar month of Rabi Al-Akhir.