As Lunar new year celebration marks a new prosperous and happy life ahead. This celebration takes place in some of southern parts of India. Therefore Telangana and Andra Pradesh are some among them. Therefore we are Welcoming Lunar new year.
What do you mean by Lunar new year ?
Eventually Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar .
As we know the moon is natural satellite of earth. Also it is a sphere, and it is always half-illuminated by the sun. As the moon travels around earth, we see more or less half illumination of it.
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Names of lunar new year in different states
Here you can find the names of Lunar new year . Every state have their own unique way of celebration. In addition people make different dishes and offer to moon god. Each state co-exists with each other in unity. As all festivals marks the celebration with the same fervor, regardless of boundaries and limitations. You can find some names that are welcoming Lunar new year.
- Gudi Padwa
- Cheti Chand
Above all there are different phases of moon. In fact moon phases describe how much of the moon’s disk is illuminated from our perspective. Below you will find the explanation of phases of moon.
Besides the moon is between earth and the sun. Also the side of the moon facing toward us receives no direct sunlight. In fact it is glowing only by dim sunlight that is the reflection of light from Earth.
As the moon moves around Earth, the side we can see gradually becomes more illuminated by direct sunlight.
Furthermore the moon is 90 degrees away from the sun in the sky. In addition it is half-illuminated from our point of view. We call it “first quarter” because the moon has traveled about a quarter of the way around Earth since the new moon.
Though the area of illumination continues to increase. More than half of the moon’s face appears to be getting sunlight.
Evenmore the moon is 180 degrees away from the sun. Therefore it is as close as it can be to fully illuminate by the sun from our perspective. The sun, Earth and the moon are aligned, but because the moon’s orbit is not exactly in the same plane as Earth’s orbit around the sun, they rarely form a perfect line.
More than half of the moon’s face appears to be getting sunlight, but the amount is decreasing.
The moon has moved another quarter of the way around Earth, to the third quarter position. The sun’s light is now shining on the other half of the visible face of the moon.
Less than half of the moon’s face appears to be getting sunlight, and the amount is decreasing.
Because of all these phases in moon it looks eautifuly from earth. Its goes though different shapes depecting different aspects of life. Therefore welcoming Lunar year is important.
Moon comes back to its position
Finally, the moon is back to its new moon starting position in the sky. Now, the moon is between Earth and the sun. Usually the moon passes above or below the sun from our vantage point. Therefore a new moon occurs every 29.5 days.A (solar) calendar year has 365 days (366 days in leap years). A lunar year has 12 lunar months which alternate between 30 and 29 days (in leap years, one of the lunar months has a day added).
As Lunar new year follows the lunar calender and its the beginning of new cycle of moon. Thats why people will be welcoming Lunar year with happy hearts.
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