Comments on All you ever wanted to know about the calendar

Ruxor (2003-11-07T16:44:35Z)

I don't think any lunar calendar is "actually used". Who would use such a thing?

But if I were to select one, without hesitation I would choose the one where all lunar months are 29 or 30 days, because that is a principle behind the Meton-Callippus cycle. The epact tables should be considered only an approximation to that "real" calendar, one which gives the right date for Easter. Naturally, I have no authority and speak only for myself.

Karl (2003-11-07T14:58:16Z)

This is a very interesting web page. It has already provoked a lot of discussion. I agree that calendars do deal with days rather than time.

This web page shows two different approaches to making the Gregorian lunisolar calendar. Both give the same date for the Easter full moon, but may differ at certain other dates.
One has all lunar months with 29 or 30 days, the other has lunar months starting on the same Gregorian date in the year regardless of the leap days.

Does David know which one is actually used?


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