(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)

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 ``` ALBERUNTS INDIA. translated the passage to me. For a month has thirty lunar days, and a twelfth part of the solar year has 30f|-^^ lunar days. This fraction, reckoned in day- minutes, is equal to 55' 19" 22"^ 30'^ If we now, for example, suppose a conjunction or new moon to take place at 0° of a zodiacal sign, we add this fraction to the time of the conjunction, and thereby we find the times of the sun's entering the signs successively. As now the difference between a lunar and a solar month is only a fraction of a day, the sun's entering a new sign may naturally take place on any of the days of the month. It may even happen that the sun enters two consecutive signs on the same month-day (e.g. on the second or third of two consecutive months). This is the case if in one month the sun enters a sign before 4' 40" 37"' 30'" have elapsed of it; for the next follow¬ ing entering a sign falls later by 55' 19'' 23*" 30''*', and both these fractions [i.e. less than 4} 40" 37"' '^o^"' plus the last-mentioned fraction) added together are not sufficient to make up one complete day. Therefore the quotation from the Veda is not correct. Proposed I supposc, howcvcr, that it may have the following of thcfvedk: corrcct meaning :—If a month elapses in which the sun passage. ^qqq ^ot march from one sign to another, this month is disregarded in the calculation. For if the sun enters a sign on the 29th of a month, when at least 4' 40" 37'" 30*^ have elapsed of it, this entering takes place before the beginning of the succeeding month, and therefore the latter month is without an entering of the sun into a new sign, because the next following entering falls on the first of the next but one or third month. If you compute the consecutive enterings, beginning with a conjunction taking place in 0° of a certain sign, you Page 214. find that in the thirty-third month the sun enters a new sign at 30' 20" of the twenty-ninth day, and that he enters the next following sign at 25* 39" 22"' 30'" of the first day of the thirty-fifth month. ```