this boho brass celestial necklace features elements of the sky - a crescent moon and bright sun, a triangle (symbolizing the Summer Triangle - an astronomical asterism: group of stars that form a recognizable pattern or shape in the northern celestial hemisphere) and a droplet of beach glass.
The entire pendant is approx. 3" in length and is attached to a simple rose-gold hued 28" chain that easily slips over the head - there is no clasp.
Did you know ... ?
The most commonly used calendar, the Gregorian calendar, is a solar calendar system that originally evolved out of a lunar calendar system.
Lunar Calendars are strictly based on the lunar cycle (the duration between successive new moons - also called a lunation or synodic month) and have an average period of 29.53059 days (29 days 12 hours and 44 minutes) resulting in a lunar year that contains just over 354 days.
Solar calendars annual cycles are based directly on the solar year ("the period of time required by the sun to pass from vernal equinox to vernal equinox-equal to 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, or 365.2422 days." ~ NASA)
Thus the cycle of a pure lunar year is out of phase with a solar year by approximately 11 days/year.