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lunar cycle

noun
Origin of lunar cycle
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
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  • If the one number 1,260 stood alone, the fact that it was so close a lunar cycle might easily be ascribed to a mere coincidence.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • Hence the term golden number, still found in our almanacs, which denotes the year of the lunar cycle.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • Thus, fourteen was the golden number for 1837, being the fourteenth year of the lunar cycle.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • lunar cycle, a period of time at the close of which the new moons return on the same days of the year.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • By means of the lunar cycle the new moons of the calendar were indicated before the reformation in 1582.

    Our Calendar George Nichols Packer
  • Cycles used in chronology are three: The solar cycle, the lunar cycle, and the cycle of indiction.

    Our Calendar George Nichols Packer
  • He also mentions the lunar cycle, and uses the dominical letter with the kalends of several years.

  • By means of the lunar cycle the new moons of the calendar were indicated before the Reformation.

  • When the golden number is 19, that is to say, in the last year of the lunar cycle, the supplementary month contains only 29 days.

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