lunar day


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Noun1.lunar day - the period of time taken for the moon to make one full rotation on its axis (about 27.3 sidereal days)
day - the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis; "how long is a day on Jupiter?"
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It was also initially made known that the strength of the water signal waxes and wanes depending on the lunar day.
The rover has been designed in such a way that it will have power to spend a lunar day or 14 Earth days on the moon's surface and walk up to 150-200 kilometers.
The second day is the 14th lunar day of the dark fortnight - on this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasura and liberated the 16,000 princesses which the demon held captive.
It falls in the month of Ashwin, and is celebrated on the 13th lunar day, according to the Hindu calendar.
Day 1 * Dhanteras This is the first day of Diwali and the 13th lunar day of the Hindu Calendar, Krishna Paksha.
Although the Moon always points one face toward Earth, the whole lunar globe sees the Sun over the course of a lunar day.
Your eye quickly turns to the rich detail near the line that divides lunar day and night: the terminator.
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20, the spacecraft successfully entered its planned orbit around the moon's equator -- a unique position allowing the small probe to make frequent passes from lunar day to lunar night.
It is a full bloom five day festival for Hindus, which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha.
If, during the monthly cycle, opposing forces manifest on the same lunar day, these two complement each other.
While Earth takes 24 hours to rotate on its axis for one full day, the moon requires 29 1/2 days to complete one full rotation, or one lunar day.