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Lunar calendar for February 2017
 
 
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Chinese Auspicious Days in February, 2017 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 27, 28
  Hindu Auspicious Days in February, 2017 1-4, 6-9, 11-14, 16-19, 22, 28, 28
February 1 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 6 lunar day
February 1 - The Moon in Aries

February 2 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 7 lunar day
February 2 - Moon in Aries
February 2 - an auspicious time: 14:30 - 16:50 GMT
February 2 - an unfavorable time from 16:50 GMT until the end of the day

February 3 - phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 8 lunar day
February 3 - The Moon in Taurus c 1:50 GMT
February 3 - unfavorable time: up to 1:50 GMT

February 4 - II quarter (young moon), lunar day
February 4 - The Moon in Taurus
February 4 - an auspicious time: 5:30 - 22:42 GMT
February 4 - unfavorable time from 22:42 GMT until the end of the day

February 5 - Moon Phase: II quarter (a young moon), 10 lunar day
February 5 - The Moon in Gemini with 4:44 GMT
February 5 - unfavorable time: up to 4:44 GMT

February 6 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 11 lunar day
February 6 - The Moon in Gemini
February 6 - unfavorable time to 22:50 GMT until the end of the day

February 7 - The phase of the Moon: II quarter (young moon), 12 lunar day
February 7 - The Moon in Cancer c 7:03 GMT
February 7 - The unfavorable time: up to 7:03 GMT

February 8 - Moon Phase: II quarter, 13 lunar day
February 8 - The Moon in Cancer
February 8 - an unfavorable time to 22:00 GMT until the end of the day

February 9 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 14 lunar day
February 9 - The moon in Leo c 9:41 GMT
February 9 - unfavorable time: up to 9:41 GMT

February 10 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 15 lunar day
February 10 - The Moon in Leo

February 11 - The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse at 00:33 GMT      Full Moon
                    18:08 to 15/16 lunar day
February 11 - Moon in Virgo c 13:52 GMT
February 11 - an auspicious time: 1:00 - 5:52 GMT
February 11 - unfavorable time: 5:52 - 13:52 GMT

February 12 - III quarter (waning moon), 17 lunar day
February 12 - Moon in Virgo

February 13 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 18 lunar day
February 13 - Moon in Libra c 20:43 GMT
February 13 - unfavorable time: 12:35 - 20:43 GMT

February 14 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 19 lunar day
February 14 - Moon in Libra

February 15 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 20 lunar day
February 15 - Moon in Libra
February 15 - an auspicious time: from 15:00 GMT until the end of the day

February 16 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), lunar day 20
February 16 - Moon in Scorpio c 6:41 GMT
February 16 - an auspicious time: up to 1:55 GMT
February 16 - unfavorable time: 1:55 - 6:41 GMT

February 17 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 21 lunar day
February 17 - Moon in Scorpio
February 17 - an auspicious time: 15:00 - 19:38 GMT
February 17 - an unfavorable time from 19:38 GMT until the end of the day

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February 18 - IV quarter (waning moon), 22 lunar day
February 18 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius from 18:52 GMT
February 18 - an unfavorable time to 18:52 GMT

February 19 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 23 lunar day
February 19 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius

February 20 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon) 24 lunar day
February 20 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius

February 21 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 25 lunar day
February 21 - Moon in Capricorn from 7:08 GMT
February 21 - an unfavorable time to 7:08 GMT

February 22 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 26 lunar day
February 22 - Moon in Capricorn

February 23 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 27 lunar day
February 23 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius from 17:17 GMT
February 23 - unfavorable time: 3:25 - 17:17 GMT

February 24 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 28 lunar day
February 24 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius
February 24 - an auspicious time: the whole day

February 25 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 29 lunar day
February 25 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius
February 25 - an auspicious time: before 18:11 GMT
February 25 - unfavorable time from 18:11 GMT until the end of the day

February 26 - New Moon and      New Moon
                        
Solar eclipse at 14:58 GMT

February 26 - 30/1 lunar day, Moon in Pisces from 00:24 GMT

February 27 - I quarter (young moon), 2 lunar day
February 27 - Moon in Pisces

February 28 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 3 lunar day
February 28 - Moon in Aries from 4:52 GMT
February 28 - an unfavorable time to 4:52 GMT

 
 
 
 
Lunar days, the phases of the moon of the lunar calendar in February 2017
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Lunar calendar for March 2017
 
 
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Chinese Auspicious Days in March, 2017 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 29, 31
  Hindu Auspicious Days in March, 2017 1, 2, 3, 5-11, 14-16, 18, 21-25, 28-30

March 1 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 4 lunar day
March 1 - The Moon in Aries

March 2 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon),5 lunar day
March 2 - The Moon in Taurus from 7:43 GMT
March 2 - unfavorable time: 2:20 - 7:43 GMT

March 3 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 6 lunar day
March 3 - The Moon in Taurus
March 3 - an unfavorable time to 15:20 GMT until the end of the day

March 4 - Moon phase: I quarter (young moon), 7 lunar day
March 4 - The Moon in Gemini from 10:05 GMT

March 5 - II quarter (young moon), from 10:45 8 lunar day
March 5 - The Moon in Gemini

March 6 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 9 lunar day
March 6 - The Moon in Cancer from 12:54 GMT
March 6 - unfavorable time: 8:22 - 12:54 GMT

March 7 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 10 lunar day
March 7 - The Moon in Cancer

March 8 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 11 lunar day
March 8 - The Moon in Leo from 16:45 GMT
March 8 - unfavorable time: 15:00 - 16:45 GMT

March 9 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 12 lunar day
March 9 - The moon in Leo
March 9 - an auspicious time: the whole day

March 10 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 13 lunar day
March 10 - Moon in Virgo from 22:07 GMT
March 10 - an auspicious time: before 17:05 GMT
March 10 - unfavorable time: 17:05 - 22:07 GMT

March 11 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 14 lunar day
March 11 - Moon in Virgo

March 12 - Full Moon at 14:54 GMT, 15 lunar day      Full Moon
March 12 - Moon in Virgo

March 13 - III quarter (waning moon), 16 lunar day
March 13 - Moon in Libra from 5:28 GMT
March 13 - unfavorable time: 2:36 - 5:28 GMT

March 14 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 17 lunar day
March 14 - Moon in Libra

March 15 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 18 lunar day
March 15 - Moon in Scorpio from 15:10 GMT
March 15 - an auspicious time: 2:00 - 10:05 GMT
March 15 - unfavorable time: 10:05 - 15:10 GMT

March 16 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 19 lunar day
March 16 - Moon in Scorpio
March 16 - an auspicious time: the whole day

March 17 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), the 19th day of the moon
March 17 - Moon in Scorpio
March 17 - an auspicious time: before 21:57 GMT
March 17 - an unfavorable time from 21:57 GMT until the end of the day

March 18 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 20 lunar day
March 18 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius from 3:00 GMT
March 18 - an unfavorable time to 3:00 GMT

March 19 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon) 21 lunar day
March 19 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius

March 20 - IV quarter (waning moon), 22 lunar day
March 20 - Moon in Capricorn from 15:30 GMT
March 20 - unfavorable time: 10:37 - 15:30 GMT

March 21 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 23 lunar day
March 21 - Moon in Capricorn

March 22 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 24 lunar day
March 22 - Moon in Capricorn
March 22 - an unfavorable time from 13:20 GMT until the end of the day

March 23 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 25 lunar day
March 23 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius from 2:28 GMT
March 23 - an unfavorable time to 2:28 GMT

March 24 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 26 lunar day
March 24 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius
March 24 - an auspicious time: the whole day

March 25 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 27 lunar day
March 25 - Moon in Pisces from 10:06 GMT
March 25 - an auspicious time: up to 5:56 GMT
March 25 - unfavorable time: 5:56 - 10:06 GMT

March 26 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 28 lunar day
March 26 - Moon in Pisces

March 27 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 29 lunar day
March 27 - The Moon in the sign of Aries from 14:10 GMT
March 27 - unfavorable time: 10:20 - 14:10 GMT

March 28 - New Moon at 2:57 GMT, 1/2 lunar day      New Moon
March 28 - Moon in Aries

March 29 - I quarter (young moon), 3 lunar day
March 29 - The Moon in Taurus from 15:48 GMT
March 29 - an auspicious time: 6:30 - 12:07 GMT
March 29 - unfavorable time: 12:07 - 15:48 GMT

March 30 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 4 lunar day
March 30 - The Moon in Taurus
March 30 - an auspicious time: 17:00 - 23:10 GMT

March 31 - the phase of the moon: I quarter (young moon), 5 lunar day
March 31 - The moon in Gemini to 16:40 GMT
March 31 - an unfavorable time to 16:40 GMT

 
 
Lunar days, the phases of the moon of the lunar calendar in March 2017
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Lunar calendar for April 2017
 
 
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Chinese Auspicious Days in April, 2017 2, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 21, 23, 25
  Hindu Auspicious Days in April, 2017 1-13, 16-23, 27, 28, 30

April 1 - Phase of the Moon: I quarter (young moon), 6 lunar day
April 1 - The Moon in Gemini

April 2 - Phase of the Moon: I quarter (young moon), 7 lunar day
April 2 - The Moon in the sign of Cancer from 18:27 GMT
April 2 - unfavorable time: 14:42 - 18:27 GMT

April 3 - II quarter (young moon), 8 lunar day
April 3 - The Moon in Cancer

April 4 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 9 lunar day
April 4 - The Moon in Leo from 22:13 GMT
April 4 - auspicious time: 12:00 - 20:45 GMT
April 4 - unfavorable time: 20:45 - 22:13 GMT

April 5 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 10 lunar day
April 5 - Moon in Leo

April 6 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 10/11 lunar day
April 6 - The Moon in Leo
April 6 - auspicious time: from 10:00 GMT until the end of the day

April 7 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 12 lunar day
April 7 - Moon in Virgo from 4:20 GMT
April 7 - an unfavorable time to 4:20 GMT

April 8 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 13 lunar day
April 8 - Moon in Virgo

April 9 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 14 lunar day
April 9 - The moon in Libra from 12:35 GMT
April 9 - unfavorable time: 8:20 - 12:35 GMT

April 10 - Moon Phase: II quarter (young moon), 15 lunar day
April 10 - Moon in Libra

April 11 - Full Moon 6:08 GMT, 16 lunar day      Full Moon
April 11 - Moon in Scorpio from 22:42 GMT
April 11 - auspicious time: 12:00 - 18:18 GMT, unfavorable time: 18:18 - 22:42 GMT

April 12 - III quarter (waning moon), 17 lunar day
April 12 - Moon in Scorpio

April 13 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 18 lunar day
April 13 - Moon in Scorpio

April 14 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 19 lunar day
April 14 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius from 10:27 GMT
April 14 - an auspicious time: up to 4:17 GMT
April 14 - unfavorable time: 4:17 - 10:27 GMT

April 15 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), the 19th day of the moon
April 15 - The Moon in the sign of Sagittarius

April 16 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon) 20 lunar day
April 16 - The moon in Capricorn from 23:43 GMT
April 16 - unfavorable time: 18:26 - 23:43 GMT

April 17 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 21 lunar day
April 17 - Moon in Capricorn

April 18 - Moon Phase: III quarter (waning moon), 22 lunar day
April 18 - Moon in Capricorn

April 19 - IV quarter (waning moon), 23 lunar day
April 19 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius from 10:52 GMT
April 19 - unfavorable time: 9:56 - 10:52 GMT

April 20 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 24 lunar day
April 20 - The Moon in the sign of Aquarius
April 20 - an auspicious time: the whole day

April 21 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 25 lunar day
April 21 - Moon in Pisces from 19:43 GMT
April 21 - an auspicious time: before 18:22 GMT
April 21 - unfavorable time: 18:22 - 19:43 GMT

April 22 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 26 lunar day
April 22 - Moon in Pisces

April 23 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 27 lunar day
April 23 - Moon in Pisces
April 23 - an auspicious time: 20:50 - 21:35 GMT
April 23 - unfavorable time from 21:35 GMT until the end of the day

April 24 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 28 lunar day
April 24 - The Moon in the sign of Aries from 00:32 GMT

April 25 - Moon Phase: IV quarter (waning moon), 29 lunar day
April 25 - Moon in Aries
April 25 - an auspicious time: 19:00 - 21:53 GMT
April 25 - an unfavorable time from 21:53 GMT until the end of the day

 
 
Lunar days, the phases of the moon of the lunar calendar in April 2017
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Lunar calendar for May 2017
 
 
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Chinese Auspicious Days in May, 2017  
  Hindu Auspicious Days in May, 2017  

 
 
 
Lunar days, the phases of the moon of the lunar calendar in May 2017
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Lunar calendar for June 2017
 
 
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Chinese Auspicious Days in June, 2017  
  Hindu Auspicious Days in June, 2017  

 
Lunar days, the phases of the moon of the lunar calendar in June 2017
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If the Sun in astrology represents our conscious will, determines the individual shape, the Moon is responsible for the emotions of the unconscious,
our instinctive reaction is the inner world of the individual. Moon is the part of our soul, which reacts before we have time to think and realize.
Notes to the lunar calendar
 

Lunar year, lunar month, lunar day

Use the lunar calendar by people began much earlier than the solar calendar. Since ancient times, people lived exactly in accordance with the lunar rhythms, they understood that the effect of the Moon on the Earth is not weaker, and perhaps even stronger than the sun. In ancient Rome, after each new moon priests publicly reported beginning of the month, called the date of the lunar phases. Now we live on the solar calendar, in the rhythms of the sun, but the accounting data of the lunar calendar in our daily life is still relevant if we want to feel good about themselves and succeed.
Lunar Year. Earth year lasts 365 days, but it is - the length of the solar year. It was during this time, the Earth makes a complete revolution around the sun. If we lived in the lunar calendar, the year would have lasted 354.36 Earth days - this is the length of the lunar year.
A Lunar Day is the period of time it takes for the Earth's Moon to complete one full rotation on its axis with respect to the Sun. Equivalently, it is the time it takes the Moon to make one complete orbit around the Earth and come back to the same phase. It is marked from a new moon to the next new moon. Lunar day is longer than a sunny day. Lunar day lasts 24 hours 48 minutes - that is how much time passes from one moonrise to the next. Lunar Days - those that are described in the astrological traditions of the World - are quite different from the familiar calendar days. The First Lunar Day always begins at the moment of the New Moon. Each subsequent day begins at the moment of moonrise in the given location. This means that Lunar Days are location-specific: the moment of moonrise depends on the longitude and latitude of the location and so even if two cities are located in the same time zone (say, New York and Boston), there will be a more or less substantial difference between their Lunar Days.
By the way, scientists who study biological rhythms, found that the human biological clock (property of the brain that allows us to accurately feel the time and wake up at the right time without an alarm clock) "wound up" about 24,5-25 hours, that is more in tune with the rhythms of the moon, than the sun. Maybe that's why many people always suffer from a lack of time? It say about them: "He is 24 hours in a day is not enough!" Or maybe they do not have this particular missing lunar hours?
The lunar month is shorter than our usual solar month. In the lunar month of 29.53 Earth days.
Moonlit night (Lunar twenty-four hours) - this time, which runs from sunrise to moonrise. With the exception of the first lunar day: they start at the time of the new moon, and it does not coincide with the moment of sunrise. End first lunar day, at the time of the next new moon after the rising of the moon. Therefore, the first lunar day can be very short.
Sometimes, in the lunar month of 29 lunar days, and sometimes - 30. Thirties lunar day can also be very short: they do not end with the nearest rising moon, and at the time of the new moon, which can happen between two lunar sunrise. The duration of all other lunar day is about the same.

 
 
Why does the Moon have phases?

At the new Moon phase, the Moon is so close to the Sun in the sky that none of the side facing Earth is illuminated (position 1 in illustration). In other words, the Moon is between Earth and Sun. At first quarter, the half-lit Moon is highest in the sky at sunset, then sets about six hours later (3). At full Moon, the Moon is behind Earth in space with respect to the Sun. As the Sun sets, the Moon rises with the side that faces Earth fully exposed to sunlight (5).
The Moon has phases because it orbits Earth, which causes the portion we see illuminated to change. The Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle (from new Moon to new Moon) is 29.5 days. The Moon spends the extra 2.2 days "catching up" because Earth travels about 45 million miles around the Sun during the time the Moon completes one orbit around Earth.
At the new Moon phase, the Moon is so close to the Sun in the sky that none of the side facing Earth is illuminated (position 1 in illustration). In other words, the Moon is between Earth and Sun. At first quarter, the half-lit Moon is highest in the sky at sunset, then sets about six hours later (3). At full Moon, the Moon is behind Earth in space with respect to the Sun. As the Sun sets, the Moon rises with the side that faces Earth fully exposed to sunlight (5).
You can create a mockup of the relationship between Sun, Earth, and Moon using a bright lamp, a basketball, and a baseball. Mark a spot on the basketball, which represents you as an observer on Earth, then play with various alignments of Earth and Moon in the light of your imaginary Sun.

 
 

Critical points of the Moon

In the lunar month, there are four critical points - these are the days of precise phases. They are listed in the calendar.
These days, the moon and sun are at a critical angular distance from each other to form a tight, inharmonious or stress aspects. These are the days of turning points of the cycle.
Two main criticisms of the day - it's a new moon (distance 0 deg) and full moon (distance 180 deg.).
Two intermediate - is growing (in the first quarter) and falling (in the third quarter) squaring the Moon to the Sun. During the 1st and 3rd quarters of the moon is from the Sun at an angular distance of 90 degrees.

The first quarter of the lunar month there is usually 7-8 lunar day; the second - from 14 to 17 lunar day, the third quarter - at 22-23 and night. Fourth Quarter - is the end of one of the lunar month and the beginning of a new one.
Four critical points of the lunar month - according to statistics, during accidents and disasters, disease exacerbation. In these days of internal processes in the human body and psyche are unstable. Any business these days is experiencing a temporary crisis. Folk wisdom warns against making important decisions in the critical days of the moon.
Archetypal waxing Moon is associated with the manifestation in the material sphere, and falling Moon - with the growth of the spiritual. But there is a lunar month, and days that are best suited for the beginning of anything was new.

 

Why the moon looks like it is changing?
Did you know that the moon is 27 million times smaller than the Sun?
And the moon is 374 times closer to Earth?
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What about the discrepancies in the counting of the age of the moon
(number of lunar day)
 
 

In different sources there are discrepancies in the calculation of the age of the moon. This is due to the fact that the movement of the moon is extremely uneven. Therefore, the accuracy of the formulas for the determination of the lunar day, such a formula Harvey is plus-minus one day.

Hence the differences in the one day of our lunar calendar with some other calendars. What to do? Do not worry! Remember that the key is to know the phases of the moon and the position of the Moon in the sign of the Zodiac.

But do not forget, the calendar is advisory in nature. When making decisions rely more on themselves.

 
 
 

Features account lunar days

Looking at the moon, you will notice that the sight of her every day is changing - from a small crescent to full disk. On the day of the new moon (the day before the new moon) the moon in the sky is not visible. It can be seen only by the middle or end of the next day. What is not generally represent a digit zero. So, take lunar days most naturally with zero: 0, 1, 2, 3 ...
(zero corresponds to the new moon day of the moon). But lunar days thus counted is not always. The fact that zero invented much later lunar calendar, and ancient calendars account lunar days were with units 1, 2, 3, 4 ... (in some calendars, the system still preserved). It's the same thing to start with unit scale ruler - this line will always show more than 1 cm! Of course, it is very inconvenient. But in those early years there was no other choice - because zero was not yet invented. Later this difficulty were able to bypass the Tibetan lunar calendar: the day of the new moon it was seen as the 30th lunar day, the final month.

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Changing phases of the moon
by © Antonio Cidadao
  A lunar calendar is a calendar that is based on cycles of the lunar phases. Because there are slightly more than twelve lunations (synodic months) in a solar year, the period of 12 lunar months (354.37 days) is sometimes referred to as a lunar year.
A common purely lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar or Hijri Qamari calendar. A feature of the Islamic calendar is that a year is always 12 months, so the months are not linked with the seasons and drift each solar year by 11 to 12 days. It comes back to the position it had in relation to the solar year approximately every 33 Islamic years. It is used mainly for religious purposes, but in Saudi Arabia it is the official calendar. Other lunar calendars often include extra months added occasionally to synchronize it with the solar calendar.
The oldest known lunar calendar was found in Scotland; it dates back to around 8000 BC.

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