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 plot of the APACHE III scores for each day of the lunar month did not reveal any peaks on full-moon days (Figure-1a).
How could the ancients--whether our sages or other sages--measure the lunar month to an accuracy of seconds?
The lunar month lasts 29 or 30 days and comes around 10 days earlier every year, travelling through all seasons.
Calculation of the Lunar Cycle: On an average, a lunar month (or lunation) comprises 29 days 12.
The millennia-old festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month.
Once Saudi Arabia agrees to imports livestock for Eid al-Adha (feast of sacrifices observed on the 10th of the lunar month of Zihajjeh), Iran also will import the meat from Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Sobhan said.
Ghost Day falls on the 14th day of the seventh lunar month, usually
The lunar month is never longer than 30 days or shorter than 29.
Each year the Vedic culture celebrates and nurtures the ancestors at Pitri Paksha--a fortnightly period that occurs during the dark moon phase of the lunar month Ashvina.
They meet once a year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month on the Chinese calendar on a bridge made of magpie wings over the Silver River.
Community development officer Tulie Burke said: "This is a very auspicious event which happens to be on the 11th day of the 11th lunar month which, according to Chinese tradition, is a Dragon Boat Day.
But as the intervening five sentences speak about the year, the lunar month cannot be considered a continuous discourse topic and has to be reintroduced.