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Thread: Metonic Cycle Accuracy

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    Metonic Cycle Accuracy

    The Metonic cycle inserts seven intercalatory months into Lunar calendars every nineteen years. Following this pattern, our various lunar calendars keep pace nicely with the Sun.

    However, I recall (I think) that there might be a very gradual inaccuracy. Evidently an extra month might need to be added once every ??? years. Can someone tell me how many years that era is? When does an extra-extra month need to be inserted?

    Thanks

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    Ive managed to figure that a lunar month would have to be deleted about every 6000 years. The Metonic cycle is more accurate than I thought.

    (luv that smilie)

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