Lunar cycle


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Related to Lunar cycle: lunar calendar
Same as Metonic cycle. See under Cycle.

See also: Lunar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Seasonal shifts in the relation of the tidal amplitude cycle to the lunar cycle may contribute to seasonal variation in recruitment patterns at Panama.
It's like Christmas, but it has no fixed date and is celebrated according to the lunar cycle. It commemorates the victory of good over evil.
The premise for fasting Ramadan is that the month begins with the start of the lunar cycle.
Unlike the Roman Calendar where the New Year is always the first of January, the Chinese calendar follows a lunar cycle. The date of the New Year changes from year to year.
They also studied the relationship of the lunar cycle on patients' length of stay.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on the lunar cycle. Consequently, the holy month occurs around 11 days earlier every year in the Gregorian calendar.
It was perfected around 500BC although some believe it has been in use for almost 5,000 years The Chinese year was set at 365- days more than 500 years before Europe's Julian Calendar The start date changes yearly because it is based on a lunar cycle. It takes 60 years to complete a full cycle.
A lunar cycle included a complete waxing and waning of the moon from the dark moon to full moon and back.
"The Moondance garden is a spiritual, contemplative creation which also reflects the moon's effect on the growth of plants and that people used to plant according to the lunar cycle."
The evening of the spawn is set by the lunar cycle (e.g., Harrison et al., 1984; Willis et al., 1985; Bab-cock et al., 1986; Oliver et al., 1988).
CHINESE New Year falls between January 21 and February 20, depending on the lunar cycle.