on February 10, the first lunar month, is the first day of the lunar decyl have snake. Astronomical experts said, decyl guide-by less than in the past I, dragon snake year 29 days, only 355 days.
astronomy education experts, tianjin astronomical society director zhao heng said, every leap day of the Gregorian calendar years (February has 29 days), or leap month in the lunar calendar years have 13 months (1 year) becomes a leap year. Normally, a leap year comes once every four years solar calendar, there are 7 times every 19 years the leap year, two leap year once, is the double leap years.
the past Chinese New Year of dragon is a leap year, February has 29 days not only, also be arranged a & other; Leap April & throughout; And, therefore, starting from January 23, 2012, until the end of February 9, 2013 of nonyl, dragon year a total of 384 days. Unlike dragon, snake is a leap year, starting from February 10, 2013, at the end of January 30, 2014, a total of 355 days.
also is the lunar New Year, why the length difference nearly a month? Astronomical experts said, with the solar year fixed in 365 days or 366 days, the lunar calendar is arranged in accordance with the moon round the change cycle, with an average of 29.5306 days per month, 12 months, 1 year is 354.3672 days, less than the Gregorian calendar about 11 days.
in order to coordinate the Gregorian calendar and the lunar calendar, the number of days between lunisolar calendar was the result, namely the current lunar and methods is & other; July 19 leap & throughout; Method, which in 19 lunar year plus seven leap year. The leap year because more than a leap month, so there are 383 days to 385 days in a year or so, and lunar leap year has 353 days to 355 days in general.
zhao heng said, according to the lunar calendar decyl snake year approaching, there are two things need to remind the public, about & other; J & throughout; The pronunciation, a lot of people read it for & other; Kwai & throughout; Pronunciation, this is wrong and should be read for & other; Rail & throughout; Pronunciation. In addition, the lunar two head snake year no & other; Spring day & throughout; , folk call & other; There is no spring & throughout; . Snake no & other; Throughout the spring &; Is due to the calendar deduction, is a normal phenomenon, the public don’t have to make a fuss. According to report of xinhua news agency