A month is a unit of time which is determined by the moon, which can be seen on the night sky. You’ve probably noticed that the moon sometimes looks like as a big round circle, and other times it looks thin and bent, just like a banana. The moon changes from being round to thin, and back to round again, in about days. The time it takes between two full moons, is what we know as a month.
There are months in one year, and they are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Six months are known as half a year. Three months are known as a quarter. A month contains 4 weeks.
Think About This
This is a helpful method for remembering how many days there are in each month.
On each of your knuckles, there is a month with 31 days. In the spaces between the knuckles, are months with 30 days, except February, which normally has days, but on leap years has days. Take a look at the illustration beneath this box.
When you use this method, you don’t need to remember how many days there are in every month. You only have to count your knuckles!
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