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standstill

[′stan‚stil]
(astronomy)
An interval in the cycle of a variable star during which its brightness remains nearly constant.
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Major lunar standstills occur at the peak of the long lunar cycle (see Young for a user-friendly explanation).
As complex as the moon's cycle is, lunar standstills have been observed for thousands of years by many cultures at sites around the world using different kinds of materials and methods.
Moon Teachings for the Masses at the UMASS Sunwheel and around the World: The Major Lunar Standstills 0f 2006 and 2024-25.