Yesterday, August 2, 2021, I visited Dimitris, the fisherman and hotel owner in the port of Molivos/Lesvos. He asks me: «How old is the Moon today?»
On a fishing trip in 2015, he taught me how to calculate the age of the Moon without a computer. I had not maintained this knowledge. I got a new lesson.
Dimitris gave me paper and pencil, and I wrote: 16 + 6 + 2 = 24 .
Conclusion: The moon is 24 days old.
16 is the standard number for 2021. Number 6: August is the 6th month of the lunar year starting March. Number 2: is the second day in August.
“Next year (2022) the standard number is 16+11 = 27. It is easy, Tarald!”
«Fisken biter ikke når Månen er ny (i starten av en ny måne)
og 14,5 dager gammel (fullmåne).»
Ifølge Dimitris er det best å fiske ved halvmåne (1. og 3. kvarter).