lunar month

(redirected from lunar months)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to lunar months: lunar calendar

lunar month

See synodic month.

lunar month

[′lü·nər ′mənth]
(astronomy)
The period of revolution of the moon about the earth, especially a synodical month.
References in periodicals archive ?
The last lunar month before Ramadan, called Shaban, began Thursday evening after Saudi Arabia and other Muslim-majority countries were unable to sight the moon Wednesday evening.
Furthermore, a second approach was employed to determine if the mortality rates followed a cyclic pattern during the lunar month.
However, variations in pits' depths suggests that the arc has a complex design - with each lunar month potentially divided into three roughly ten day 'weeks,' which represents the waxing moon, the gibbous/full moon and the waning moon.
There is an ample evidence to convince Muslims who are familiar with both Sharia injunction and contemporary astronomy that astronomical calculations provide more reliable approach for determining the beginning of the lunar months," Al Jarwan said.
Organized by the Islamic Fiqh Academy, an affiliate of the MWL, the conference emphasized the importance of sighting the moon to determine the beginning of lunar months of Ramadan and Dul Hijjah.
In its final statement, the Conference said that the confirmation of the start and end of lunar months can be done by sighting whether with eyes or astronomical observatories and systems, noting that Sharia does not forbid benefitting from modern sciences such as astronomical calculations and technologies of advanced observatories.
holy well of Zamzam, in the Islamic lunar months of Shaaban and the current
The decision also stipulated that the lunar months verification committee affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department should follow up the sighting of the crescent moon in the central, eastern and the western regions of the emirate, verify the testimonials and report to the committee to determine the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
Our calendar coincides with the moon's phases, with 12 (and occasionally 13) lunar months.
Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have used the Sun to measure hours and count days, the Moon to count lunar months, and the stars to count years.
cannot be forced into agreement with astronomy" (Fotheringham 1934: 158-59) and is thereby "completely eliminated" (Gerhardt 1930: 154) as the year of death of Jesus if lunar months cannot begin before first-crescent visibility.
Based on lunar months, Ramadan runs from the first new moon of December to the first new moon of January.