|Posted: April 30, 2007, 3:05 pm - IP Logged|
It's May 1!
The REASON I say it's May 1st is that the actual full moon (which rarely precisely occurs at midnight of the day in question) occurs on May 2, 2007 at 6:10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. That means if one is to round it to the nearest evening, it is May 1, not May 2.
When I built Lottery Post's lunar calendar, I really went back and built it from scratch to take things like that into account.
Some (actually MOST) lunar calendars just take whatever the Naval Observatory spits out verbatim, with no kind of intelligence. So if the full moon occurs on the 20th at 12:01 AM, they will say "full moon on the 20th", even though in reality to most HUMAN BEINGS, they would think of a minute after midnight as occuring on the evening of the 19th.