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const double CalendarAstronomer::SYNODIC_MONTH = 29.530588853 [static]

The average number of solar days from one new moon to the next. This is the time it takes for the moon to return the same ecliptic longitude as the sun. It is longer than the sidereal month because the sun's longitude increases during the year due to the revolution of the earth around the sun. Approximately 29.53.

See also:
#SIDEREAL_MONTH
Deprecated:
ICU 2.4. This class may be removed or modified.

The average number of solar days from one new moon to the next. This is the time it takes for the moon to return the same ecliptic longitude as the sun. It is longer than the sidereal month because the sun's longitude increases during the year due to the revolution of the earth around the sun. Approximately 29.53.

See also:
#SIDEREAL_MONTH
Deprecated:
ICU 2.4. This class may be removed or modified.

Definition at line 281 of file astro.h.

Referenced by getMoonTime(), IslamicCalendar::handleComputeFields(), ChineseCalendar::offsetMonth(), ChineseCalendar::roll(), ChineseCalendar::synodicMonthsBetween(), and IslamicCalendar::trueMonthStart().


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