May 26, 2018

Convert between Gregorian Solar Calendar (SC) and Lunar Calendar (LC)

The lunar program performs date conversion between the Gregorian Solar Calendar SC and the Chinese Lunar Calendar LC.

Given a date in either calendar, the program also outputs the corresponding “shengxiao” animal of the year and “ganzhi” characters.

The date range currently covered is from about 1900 A.D. to 2049 A.D.

The standard time of the Lunar Calendar is Beijing Hong Kong Standard Time, not GMT. Be sure to adjust appropriately for other time zones and “Daylight Saving Time”.