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Re: VMs: Lunar Hijra in Iran

3/30/03 12:00:52 AM, Vladimir Sazonov <vladimir@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   I do not know the
>   lunar hijra rules and the distribution for 16 century, but for example the
>   year 1860 (iranian 1276) has the same distribution.

There never have been rules. The new month starts as soon as 
the moon becomes visible again. Practically, this means that
the last day of the month is a new moon (in the astronomical
sense). But there is no astronomical formula for deciding
the date of the new moon. It is all decided by observation. 

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