Rare Month...

  Seth Haniel 08:27 13 Oct 2010

An interesting fact about October 2010:
This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, all in 1 month.

It happens once in 823 years.

  Simsy 08:45 13 Oct 2010

In January this year. I think you agree that wasn't very long ago!



  ella33 08:47 13 Oct 2010

I hadn't noticed that but maybe would have nearer the time. Also the once yearly occurrence of the day, month and year having the same number fell in October this year, giving it an extra unusual boost.

  Simsy 09:00 13 Oct 2010

according to a little calculation I've just done in Excel, it's been the case that October has been like this 16 times since the start of the 20th century...

2004 and this year 2010

Or am I missing something!



  morddwyd 09:08 13 Oct 2010

Now if it was February that would be really interesting!

  ella33 09:27 13 Oct 2010

Simsy, am I correct in saying that January was also a blue moon month, in that there were two full moons in the month? One at the beginning and one at the end. I don't think that is so in October, although the month is a long one. In fact I remember the huge moon (Hunting/harvest, google is divided) at the end of September, so there are not two full moons in October. This makes January the winner for the oddest month in 2010?

  ella33 09:30 13 Oct 2010

I do love your research though, for some reason I didn't see the list when I replied to Simsy's post. Is it possible to edit these posts, or did I just not see it?

  Simsy 09:45 13 Oct 2010

I don't know about all that moon stuff! I just did a check, using Excel, for when Oct 1 was a Friday.

Regarding not seeing the list... you probably just needed to scroll down a little. You can't edit posts.



  ronalddonald 10:10 13 Oct 2010

very rare indeed!

  ella33 10:12 13 Oct 2010

I did try to google the moons but there was a notice saying the Lunar Calendar site is suspended due to repairs. Do we read anything into that?? I expect it will be back on soon.

  jack 10:29 13 Oct 2010

overlook is the fact that this sort of reasoning is trying to remark on and/or make a mystery of something that is entirely man made.
Calendars of which there have been many, in all cultures.
Dare I say it even time is a man made invention- in nature it does not exist at all.
In nature what goes around comes around.
Earth on its axis -
Earth and planets around its Sun.
The Sun around its Galaxy
The Galaxy around its group etc.,
Time and the marking of it has no place here
It is simply a way of marking mans passing.
Hatch - Match - Dispatch

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