lunisolar calendar


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lunisolar calendar

(loo-nă-soh -ler) See lunar year.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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According to the legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.
Well, yes, if you follow a "normal" Gregorian calendar, but the Chinese New Year is later because its date depends on a lunisolar calendar, based on the movements of the sun and the moon.
Instead, these days follow a lunisolar calendar, similar to Jewish holidays.
Sarna has a fascinating tale of how the ancient rabbis were able to construct a lunisolar calendar that, to this day, works remarkably well at tracing the actual paths of the moon and earth; in part, he hypothesizes, they had use of the devices of an ancient Greek mechanical computer whose principles were actually discovered in Babylon.
A comparison with different school traditions in Buddhism indicates that this issue has to be examined against the background of broader debates about adopting a lunar or a lunisolar calendar, which are not limited to any specific religious tradition.
Bonfires, lamps, fireworks, and candles illuminate public places and private homes on the night before new Moon in Kartika, the seventh month of the lunisolar calendar. This month is named for the Pleiades, a distinctive milestone on the ecliptic highway.
As Taiwan experiences Xiazhi, the peak of summer based on the lunisolar calendar today (June 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for five counties and cities in Taiwan, with northern and eastern Taiwan expected to see the mercury rocket to 40 degrees Celsius.
After all, we never used the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which is shared as well by Korea, Mongolia, Tibet, Vietnam and, until the 19th century, Japan.
It occurs during the spring, in March or April; the method for determining the date of Easter Sunday is complex, based on lunisolar calendar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif.
The Gezer Calendar, for example, echoes "an old, pan-Canaanite vocabulary of timekeeping," as it orders the seasons of the agricultural calendar (rather than the months of a biblical lunisolar calendar) (p.