solar calendar


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Noun1.solar calendar - a calendar based on solar cycles
calendar - a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
Julian calendar, Old Style calendar - the solar calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c. by Julius Caesar and slightly modified by Augustus, establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each 4th year having 366 days and the months having 31 or 30 days except for February
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
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When compared with the Gregorian calendar, which is a solar calendar, the lunar month of Muharram shifts from year to year.
In comparison to the solar calendar, the Ramadan dates differ, moving forward approximately 10 days every year due to the fact that it is a moving holiday which is dependent on the moon.
Scholars suggest that the letter includes a description of a 364-day solar calendar and a list of 20 or so laws dealing with the Temple, purity, sacrifices and festivals-several unique to the letter.
April 14 marks the new year, 1422, according to the solar calendar that Bangladesh follows," Masudur Rahman, Consul General of Bangladesh, said.
MEZAR-I E[currency]ERyF (CyHAN)- Nowruz, the first day of spring on the solar calendar is being celebrated in Afghanistan's northern city of Mezar-i Sharif and other provinces with much fervor.
The event, Winter Solstice, will run from 7pm-9pm on December 20, at the close of the shortest day and as well as marking the longest night of the solar calendar - with an international flavour inspired by the Persian winter solstice Shab-e Yalda - it promises plenty festive fun accompanied by music and workshops.
If correct, it would mean the Dilmun civilisation was one of the first in the ancient world to use a solar calendar.
A: Nowruz festival is connected with the Old Iranian solar calendar.
Europe had used the Julian calendar since its introduction by Julius Caesar in 42BC, and although it was reasonably accurate, it differed from the solar calendar by 11 and a half minutes per annum.
A solar calendar is needed to determine the seasons.
There falls a difference of nearly 10 t0 12 day between lunar and solar calendar years (i.