Table 3: The phases of the moon 



The dates given in this so-called KNIN -table below make for the signal days of the above mentioned revision to the ancient lunar roman calendar.


K: Kalends, the day of the new moon
N: Nones the day of the first (and last ) quarter
I: Ides the day of full moon.

This calendar-naming of the lunar reality originally did not have such a neat division in lunar 'weeks' marked by signal days of Kalends, Ides and Nones , as given in this astronomical table. The second quarter nones were added by this revision to match with the weekorder we know from the gregorian calendar and to be in accord with the actual astronomical data of the lunar phases. The original naming of this calendar as 'fasti' was concerned with making days where it was not 'fas' or 'nefasti ' to conduct as said legal and commercial business. They were the early roman precursor of our present sundays when usually we do not have office hours or commercial businesses opened (it is still under legal control). Therefore setting these moonphases on ones calendar can be done for the sake of having an alternative for the christian sundays that is more loyal to the original (uncorrupted scientific and natural) roman concept of social - and religious - order.


Japanese print called the Moonsick Monk or the Stupid Starings at the Moon.
Kitagawa Oetamaro woodcarving 1798

As said: originally the roman order was far more complex than that. The days that were legal were not the same as the days suggested by the severely rationalized revision below. Because of its arbitrariness in the political/religious manipulation of unscientific intercalation the roman empire fell of its original lunar order with the julian reform 45 B.C. which fixed the lunar order to the solar year: Ides and Nones meant no longer any loyalty to the lunar month. They had no other scientific ground in astronomical observation any longer than some likeness of rhythm and the factual solar year. In the old as well as later days of Rome the politicians were the priests of order and priests became emperors. The separation between religion and politics is in fact an illusory one when one is bent to setting a calendar or clock to 'the order of God' that in fact then consists of discrete natural rhythms that defy a uniform-reductionist system as we had in the 20th century. Modern politics of time make as such just another religion of reductionist legal morality setting the time (a television-religion). Not naming the timesystem a reality of respecting God (and His natural time) does not make people respect the time purely political as if that would be the standard of rationality. In fact it makes a psychology of it that is in constant doubt about the reference which with some derange seriously in private selfmade religions recognized as forms of neurosis and worse. (Psychoanalysis speaks of modern compulsory neuroses as a " private religion"). It is interesting to wonder about what actually heresy would be in setting the time. One could speculate that any division of time deviating from natural points of measurement (like these moonphases) and natural numbers (like having at least and at most 12 lunar months in a solar year) can be called heresies of gauging and division. At the other hand we are inspired to respect each odd setting of the clock and calendar as a way of respecting God, thus leading to a more enlightened new duality of timerespect (see a new duality at The Order of time: Politics )

Therefore The Order of Time here proposes the earlier mentioned full Calendar of Order that offers these natural numbers (in operations on the number of twelve fixed on astronomical data) and their division relative to a possibly heretic 'gregorian division' of (in fact) commercial weeks on the gregorian calendar (which unless corrected to its present 'centurion'-rule still deviates 1day in a 2.500 year period).

One of the regular appearances of the harvest-celebrations
in Japan are the images of the hare with its pounder in the moon.

The old Idea of lunar irregular weeks on lunar signal days ( a lunar month is about 29.5 days long) was in fact abolished by the same early roman rule which protected the christians against further roman and pagan persecution: the constantinian reform of the calendar in the fourth century (325) A.D. abolished definitely the old roman - to its lunar order - perverted system and replaced it with the commercial market rhythm of 7 days (formerly 8 and also 10-days) in succession making time-management and calendars more of a mystical experience on the number of seven than a proper respect of any natural order (in monasteries still the old 'reformed'fasti-order from before Constantine was respected throughout the entire Middle Ages though). The linear concept of time took it over from the cyclic at that time and in fact we have ever since a balance of religious and commercial respect on unnatural weeks through weekdays of working and weekends of praying and ritual ceremony. To the spiritual interest of individual and collective well-being though nor formalized rituals of religion nor commercial activity on itself is the purpose. What commerce or religion can unify the world? That duality should not be considered necessary any longer. Therefore we offer here, contrasting the religious/commercial timeconsciousness of unnatural weeks, the authentic classical authority of the natural division of the moon by its phases which so clearly sets the timeconsciousness relative to the basic Order of the Sun known from the reformed Romans from 45 B.C - A.D.321 and the old vedic culture as we know it from the scriptures.


A.D. 2017 / 2770 A.U.C.

all times are universal time UTC (Greenwich Worldtime corrected)

(Source: Naval Observatory)

Lunations of previous years

Lunation: the period of a synodic revolution of the moon,
or the time from one New Moon to the next, varying in length at different times from about
29-1/4 to 29-5/6 days. The average length is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds.
Lunation number: the Brown Lunation Number, which defines lunation 1 as beginning at
the first new moon of 1923 (this occurred at approximately 02:41 UTC, January 17, 1923).  
The old roman calendar of before the Julian reform started at the new moon of March.
The new roman calendar of the Julian reform started 45 BC at the first of January.


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The Equation of time explained
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Wikipedia: Julian calendar
Wikipedia: Roman calendar
Sun, Moon and the New World Order
Why the year 2000 should be counted as 2753
The Roman Calendar: site giving all info on the old system and its reform
Homepage of the author of the book 'Calendar'. He offers a time line of  the history of our calendar called the calendar index
Linking Library: time-directory

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