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A month is an amount of time used with calendars. It is about one twelfth of a year. It is a little longer than a natural period of the moon, 29.53 days. In some cultures, the idea for months came from moon phases. People have counted days based on moon phases for a very long time. Months of some calendars are still strongly based on the moon. These are called "lunar calendars".

Others, called "solar calendars", ignore the moon, and depend entirely on the Sun — for example, the Gregorian calendar of 365 or 366 days (twelve months) used in much of the world today.

Months of the Year

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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