|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 27, 1998, 0:27|
On Sat, 26 Sep 1998 11:34:23 -0500 Carlos Thompson
>If links to Earth remains active, the year, month, earth-day, earth
>would be used for reference. If links are broken, the year,
>month=3Dlunar-day, earth-day, earth-hour woud as well be used but in a
>different way, because the month=3Dlunar-day is even easier to
>moon-phases on Earth, something like the gregorian almanac wouldn't be
>apropiated. If there were enough Judes, Chiness or some other culture
>actually using a lunar calendar, that would be adopeted, I guess, but
Technically, the Jewish calendar is solilunar...the months are lunar, but
the years are kept solar by a very complicated system of leapyears. A
13th month is added seven times in each 19 year cycle.
The entire purpose of the solar part of the cycle is to keep the holiday
of Pesahh (Passover) during the springtime, according to its Biblical
description as taking place during the spring.
The Muslim calendar, on the other hand, is only lunar, which is why the
month of Ramadan appears at a different time in relation to each
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