Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:39:14 PM
Umm, Angillion, one month is roughly equal to one lunar cycle. There are roughly twelve lunar cycles in one year. Coincidentally there are twelve months in a year. So there's your fixed astronomical starting point...
We use a solar calendar, not a lunar one. They don`t even have the same number of days in a year, so you can`t use one as a fixed astronomical starting point for the other.
It isn`t logical to divide a solar calendar on the basis of a lunar calendar. You`re right in that our current slightly slapdash system was pieced together that way, but people were talking about logical ways of labelling a calendar.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:29:45 PM
@DuckBoy87 12 times 28 is 336. 13 times 28, on the other hand, is 364, almost dead on the year length. So I'd say it`s much closer to 13 lunar cycles per year, astronomically.
13 lunar months equal in length sounds like a great calendar system, come to think of it (if you can figure out what to do with the 1.25 extra days left).