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    Re: Islamic calendar, was: The mil as a unit of angle.
    From: Richard M Pisko
    Date: 2003 Mar 18, 15:16 -0700

    Back before the dawn of time (on Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:23:04
    -0400, to be exact), "Trevor J. Kenchington"
     wrote:
    
    >It is, however, entirely possible for a new month to start in, say,
    >California one day (of the Western calendar) before it does in Saudi
    >Arabia, as the moon moves that bit further from the Sun during the
    >roughly 12 hours between the time of sunset at the two places. In more
    >familiar terms, that probably means that the Islamic religious calendar
    >uses a different "dateline" to the Western one and, moreover, a
    >"dateline" that varies in longitude from month to month.
    >
    Well put, even if difficult for me to calculate.
    
    
    --
    Richard ...
    
    
    

       
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