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Monday, April 27, 2015

Some Ancient Filipino Lunar And Atmospheric Terms

In recent times, the Filipino ancestry had been studied about astronomy for the part of their daily living. Do you know what are the native tongue translation of some lunar terms are? Even other science branches will do, the following are the Visayan terms (since I’m a Cebuana) of wind directions and the phases of the moon. Some may have learned this.

New Moon= Himatayon

Crescent Moon= Subang

Half Moon = Mudtong Bulan

Gibbous Moon= Hawin

Full Moon= Daktol


North Eastern wind= Amihan

North Western wind= Kanaway

Western wind= Balugo

Eastern wind= Dumagsa

South eastern wind= Habagat Tigulang

Southern western wind= Habagat Batan-on

These are just few examples and I know there are lots more.

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