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Lunar Cycle was Subterranea

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, April 8, 2005, 4:38
--- In, Gregory Gadow <techbear@S...> wrote:

>Not all that arbitrary. It makes perfect sense to divide a lunar >cycle in to a bright period and a dark period; both of those are >about 14 days long. If you subdivide that further in to "bright >growing brighter", "bright growing darker", "dark growing darker" >and "dark growing brighter" phase, you end up with a month
consisting >of four seven day weeks. This seems to make the lunar phases more regular than they really are. In the time between the new moon today & the new moon On Jul 6, i.e., 12 phases, the length between each of the phases is, in days, 8, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7, 7, 6, 9, 7, 6, and 8. I assume, e.g., that, by "light growing darker" you mean last quarter to new moon. In that particular instance there are 7, 6, 8 days in the time frame mentioned. Sometimes the phase can be as long as nine days or as short as five days. The time from NM 4/8 to NM 5/8 is 30 days; from NM 5/8 to NM 6/6 27 days; from NM 6/6 to NM 7/6 30 days. The lunar phases cannot be used to form regular seven-day weeks. Charlie http"//


Gregory Gadow <techbear@...>