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lunar month

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lunar month

[′lü·nər ′mənth]
(astronomy)
The period of revolution of the moon about the earth, especially a synodical month.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The origin of the due date came from a Seventeenth Century botanist who stated that the Bible indicates pregnancy should last ten lunar months and so based due dates on that data.
Based on lunar months, Ramadan runs from the first new moon of December to the first new moon of January.
By analyzing how the tidal cycles vary in thickness with the seasons, the scientists could count the number of lunar months per year.
However, Dr Ahmad Al Kubaisi, a prominent scholar, disagrees and thinks that astronomical calculations provide a more reliable and certain approach for determining the beginning of the Islamic lunar months.
The traditional Hindu calendar considers the Lunar Months.