lunar time

lunar time

[′lü·nər ′tīm]
(astronomy)
Time based upon the rotation of the earth relative to the moon; it may be designated as local or Greenwich, as the local or Greenwich meridian is used as the reference.
Time on the moon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Contributors identified only by name explore how ancient and modern peoples who calculate time from the moon resolve the discrepancy of lunar time with solar and stellar time and the changing of seasons.
3: The moon's position in the first two weeks of September and October brings the best lunar time of early fall for planting and transplanting plants that produce their fruit above the ground.
Each moon cycle was linked to the season by ecological descriptors such as "Rivers About To Freeze" or "Frog Croaking Time." As with other cultures following the Moon, these original Americans inserted a 13th Moon in the sequence every two to three years, to keep the lunar times in step with the seasons.
Eventually, the Gregorian calendar took precedence in the Americas for spiritual, legal, and political purposes, but even today many indigenous nations still observe the traditional lunar times. Once in a while, there are two full Moon names corresponding to a given month, and, more rarely, a February with no full Moon.
Seeds planted now often sprout earlier and grow more vigorously than seeds sown at other lunar times.
9: Favorable October lunar times for planting root crops, setting spring flower bulbs and transplanting perennials occur as the Hickory Nutting Moon wanes throughout the next two weeks.