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    Why are the synodic and sidereal period of moon different?

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    A sidereal month is a lunar month as measured by a return to a specific position as marked by a certain star (27. 321666 days) 1.

    A synodic month is measured from the point of one new moon to the next new moon (29.53059 days) ...

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    The expert determines why synodic and sidereal period of moon is different.