lunar month


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lunar month the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lunar month See Month.
    • 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. 12 h. 44 m. 2.87 s.; the nodical month, or time of revolution from one node to the same again, in length 27 d. 5 h. 5 m. 36 s.; the sidereal, or time of revolution from a star to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 11.5 s.; the anomalistic, or time of revolution from perigee to perigee again, in length 27 d. 13 h. 18 m. 37.4 s.; and the tropical, or time of passing from any point of the ecliptic to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 4.7 s.
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In literature:

The lunar months, like the solar days, had been diminished by one-half.
"Off on a Comet" by Jules Verne
LUNAR MONTH, a month of 29 days, the time of the revolution of the moon, a lunar year consisting of 12 times the number.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Moreover, you ate my buffalo on the eighth day of the lunar month.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
And all creatures then celebrated the worship of Skanda on the fifth day of the lunar month.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The Muhammadan year consists of twelve lunar months of 30 and 29 days alternately.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The periods of the haemorrhoids, or piles, in some recur monthly, in others only at the greater lunar influence about the equinoxes.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Neap tide: the least rise and fall during the lunar month.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
May be 23rd of January; it is 5th of lunar month.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
These partial head-achs are also liable to return at the greater lunar periods, as about once a month.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The same word is once used for a true lunar month, viz.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder

In news:

Indeed, seventeen (17) months after Surveyor 7 fell silent, Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin imprinted the lunar surface with their bootprints at Mare Tranquilitatis.
Anyone who saw the lunar eclipse last month likely noted that it was relatively bright, with the darkened moon illuminated by ghostly red light.
NASA completed a 7-day simulation of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, about a month before the Apollo 11 mission put humans on the Moon.
Muslims around the county and world are celebrating Ramadan , the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

In science:

In general relativity η = 0. A unit value for η would produce a displacement of the lunar orbit about the Earth [20, 21], causing a 13 meter monthly range modulation.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
Accordingly, fig. (2) shows the solar and lunar component and its sum for one month (June 2001) computed for the Moxa station.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Previous analyses of our and related datasets (see Telfer et al. (2010) and Begon et al. (2009)) have examined all pairs of observations for a given vole that occurred exactly one lunar month apart and for which the first of the two observations was an N .
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
Table 2: Frequency of missing values per vole as a function of the number of lunar months from the first capture time to the last capture time.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
The dataset contains a substantial fraction of missing data: almost half of the voles are not captured at every lunar month between the first and last times they were observed.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions