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What is a lunar calendar 2014? The lunar calendar 2014 is a calendar that is based on cycles of the moon phases. Lunar calendars have been used since ancient times. Evidence of lunar calendars dates back as far as 32,000 years ago. Some artifacts from the Ice Age include sticks, reindeer bones and mammoth tusks with marks that academic scholars believe depict the days between moon phases.
The most common purely lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar. A feature of the Islamic lunar 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. The lunar calendar comes back to the position it had in relation to the solar year approximately every 33 Islamic years.
Lunar calendars differ as to which day is the first day of the month. For some lunar calendars, such as the Chinese calendar, the first day of a month is the day when an astronomical new moon occurs in a particular time zone. For others, such as some Hindu calendars, each month begins on the day after the full moon or the new moon. Others were based in the past on the first sighting of a lunar crescent, such as the Hebrew calendar.
The average length of the synodic month is 29.530589 days. This requires the length of a month to be alternately 29 and 30 days (termed respectively hollow and full). The tabular Islamic calendar’s 360-month cycle is equivalent to 24×15 months minus a correction of one day.
The lunar calendar for 2014 is expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UT), the international basis for other time zones. Astronomers call one lunar cycle a lunation. For lunar calendar 2014 times in your city, please use the Time Zone Converter.
|Lunation||New Moon||First Quarter||Full Moon||Last Quarter|
|1126||Jan 1 11:14||Jan 8 03:40||Jan 16 04:53||Jan 24 05:19|
|1127||Jan 30 21:39||Feb 6 19:22||Feb 14 23:53||Feb 22 17:16|
|1128||Mar 1 08:00||Mar 8 13:27||Mar 16 17:09||Mar 24 01:46|
|1129||Mar 30 18:45||Apr 7 08:31||Apr 15 07:43||Apr 22 07:52|
|1130||Apr 29 06:15||May 7 03:15||May 14 19:16||May 21 12:59|
|1131||May 28 18:40||Jun 5 20:40||Jun 13 04:12||Jun 19 18:39|
|1132||Jun 27 08:09||Jul 5 11:59||Jul 12 11:25||Jul 19 02:09|
|1133||Jul 26 22:42||Aug 4 00:50||Aug 10 18:10||Aug 17 12:26|
|1134||Aug 25 14:13||Sep 2 11:11||Sep 9 01:38||Sep 16 02:05|
|1135||Sep 24 06:14||Oct 1 19:33||Oct 8 10:51||Oct 15 19:12|
|1136||Oct 23 21:57||Oct 31 02:49||Nov 6 22:23||Nov 14 15:16|
|1137||Nov 22 12:33||Nov 29 10:07||Dec 6 12:27||Dec 14 12:52|
|1138||Dec 22 01:36||Dec 28 18:32|
As the Moon orbits Earth, it changes phase in an orderly way. Follow these links to understand the various phases of the moon.