Cycle of the moon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cycle of the moon a period of 19 years, after the lapse of which the new and full moon returns to the same day of the year; -- so called from Meton, who first proposed it.
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Usage

In literature:

These in turn give place to the days of the month, then the moons of the year, and finally the years of the cycle.
"The Mirror of Kong Ho" by Ernest Bramah
LUNAR CYCLE, a period of time at the close of which the new moons return on the same days of the year.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
It may, however, be urged, that if the sidereal period of the moon be approximately a cycle of change, it would have been detected long ago.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
A chronological term; it is the moon's cycle multiplied into that of the sun.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The moon completes its cycle of change on the average in 29-1/2 days.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
A cycle of the moon doesn't divide evenly into the days in a year.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The Laws and Cycles of recurrences of Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The first year of the Christian era had 10 for its number in the cycle of the sun, 2 in the cycle of the moon, and 4 in the cycle of the indiction.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
In India the length of the first or shorter Cycle was thirty days, the length of one moon or month.
"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors" by Kersey Graves
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In news:

who rumpused by dancing under the moon and climbing trees, the Space Race Rumpus is a three-day cycling event, June 15-17, for all levels of expertise.
It was when the 20-something guest-of-honor in a beer-saturated bachelor party aboard the Cycle Pub mooned a passing limo that Bend really proved that, if anything, it's not boring.
Spring tide Most coastlines on Earth experience two low tides and two high tides every day, as the enormous mass of water is tugged upon by the gravity of the orbiting moon and sloshes in and out on its 12-hour cycle.
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In science:

MG This is equivalent to an orbit perturbation of ∆r = (2.8 ± 4.1) mm cos D, where angle D corresponds to the 29.53 day mean period of the new–full–new Moon cycle.
Progress in Lunar Laser Ranging Tests of Relativistic Gravity
VERITAS have demonstrated that useful observations can be made when the moon is visible above the horizon, but the typical duty cycle of these instruments is still limited to ∼ 1200 hours per year (< 15%).
TeV Gamma-ray Astronomy: A Summary
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