What Happens to the Chinese Calendar in 2033?


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Chinese astronomers made an unusual discovery in the 1990s when it was found that the traditional Chinese calendar has an erroneous or "fake" leap month in the year 2033. This traditional calendar works such that its calculations are balanced out by the addition of an entire leap month rather than a single leap day.

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What Happens to the Chinese Calendar in 2033?
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The Chinese calendar is based on astronomical positioning, and while such factors are generally easy to predict, people do make errors. Astronomers were able to spot the error, and this also isn't the first instance of an error being made in calculations to set the traditional Chinese calendar.

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