A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of moon phases; such months (lunations) are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days. From excavated tally sticks, researchers have deduced that people counted days in relation to the Moon's phases as early as the Paleolithic age. Synodic months, based on the Moon's orbital period, are still the basis of many calendars today, and are used to divide the year.

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Emperor Takakura - Events of Takakura's Life
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Emperor Go-Kōmyō - Events of Go-Kōmyō's Life
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Months in Various Calendars - Arabic Calendar
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Meridian, Idaho - Geography - Climate
... usually averaging less than an inch (25.4 mm) per month ... November is the wettest month with an average of 1.35" of precipitation, and August is the driest month with 0.26" ... Climate data for Meridian, ID Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °F (°C) 63 (17) 71 (22) 81 (27) 93 (34) 98 (37) 103 (39) 105 (41) 105 (41) 98 (37) 95 (35 ...
... Nisan (or Nissan) (Hebrew נִיסָן‎, Nisan Nîsān) is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month (eighth, in leap year) of the civil year, on the Hebrew ... The name of the month is Babylonian in the Torah it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to the month in which barley was ripe ... It is a spring month of 30 days ...

Famous quotes containing the word month:

    It is ill to marry in the month of May.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    Until the Women’s Movement, it was commonplace to be told by an editor that he’d like to publish more of my poems, but he’d already published one by a woman that month ... this attitude was the rule rather than the exception, until the mid-sixties. Highest compliment was to be told, “You write like a man.”
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    February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead, the trees black and frozen so that the appearance of green shoots two months hence seems preposterous, the ground hard and cold, the snow dirty, the winter hateful, hanging on too long.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)