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What is a lunar month?

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What is a lunar month? For thousands of years people have used the Moon to measure the passing of time and the seasons. The Moon revolves around its own axis every 29 1/2 days, which is also the time it takes to complete one orbit around the Earth. This period of time is known as a lunar month.

Our calendar has been devised to follow this astronomical pattern fairly closely. It has to be adjusted slightly to round up the number of days in each month to a more convenient figure.

The sidereal month, of 27.32 days, measures the time it takes for the stars to return to an identical position in the sky.


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Category: Astrology  - ( Astrology Archive)

Date Added: 09 December '11


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