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Re: Lunar Phases in Calendar

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Lunar Phases in Calendar
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:05:18 +0100

Trying to fit people's calendar together?  Impossible.  Stick with the moon
and with the sun my friend,  ;)

> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:05 AM
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Lunar Phases in Calendar
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 04:34:49AM +0100, Christopher Dimech wrote:
> > Not Complicated.  Just a ball rotating.
> That depends on whether you're talking about the
> moon itself (then "a ball rotating" is a pretty
> good approximation indeed, although, if you look
> closely, you're into N-body problems, but I don't
> have to tell that to /you/, I think ;-)
> Or whether you're approaching it from the viewpoint
> of human calendars, trying to make sense of several
> incommensurable (and not really constant) observational
> constants (solar day, solar year, lunar month) and
> to try to fit them into each other. There, the human
> creativity has been impressive indeed :-)
> So those kinds of "calendars" are, as Byung-Hee politely
> puts it, "complicated".
> Cheers
>  - t

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