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by The Endless Empire of Ermarian. . 37 reads.

Cyclis Mundi

These are the cycles of the world:


Cycle

Earth seconds

Earth colloquial

Earth days

Ermarianese days

Ermarianese colloquial

Rotational period (day)

97367

27:02:47

1.13

1

16:00:000

Orbital period (year)

27276401

315 days, 16:46:41

315.70

280.140

280 days, 2:03:215

Lunar (Rugos) (month)

3407851

39 days, 10:37:31

39.44

35.000

35 days, 0:00:004

Lunar (Limna)

3894409

45 days, 1:46:49

45.07

39.997

39 days, 15:15:74

These are the fixed temporal units of Ermarian - "years", "months" and "days" are translated as direct equivalents, the rest are left untranslated.

Unit

Length in next smaller unit

rels

Earth colloquial

Earth seconds

Rel

-

1

1.486 seconds

1.486

Tam

256 rels

256

0:06:20.340

380.340

Tor

16 tams

4096

1:41:25.438

6085.438

Day

16 tors

65536

1 day, 27:02:47

97367

Month*

35 days

2293760

39 days, 10:37:25

3407845

Year

8 months / 280 days

18350080

315 days, 12:59:20

27262760

*Months are based on Rugos' lunar period (35 days, 1/8 year), rounded to days. Limna's period (40 days, 1/7 year) has been used in some cultures, but is obsolete in modern timekeeping.

These are the months and seasons of Ermarian:

  • Evermoon

  • Remembrance (vernal equinox)

  • Suncome

  • Radiane (midsummer)

  • Empire

  • Leafloss (autumnal equinox)

  • Icefall

  • Frost (midwinter)

These are the days of Ermarian:

[...]

These are the leapyear corrections of Ermarian, which synchronize an annual defect of 27276401/97367-280 = .1400988 Ermarianese days.

Period

Correction

Remaining defect (days/year)

-

-

+0.14 (one day in 7 years)

Every 7 years

Add a 36th day to Radiane

-2.76e-3 (a day in ~350 years)

Every 350 years

Ignore the previous

+9.88e-5 (a day in ~10000 years)

Every ~10000 years

Add a 37th day to Radiane in a leapyear

-1.2e-6 (a day in ~1000000 years)

(The final rule has not been applied in the history of the calendar, and is considered a purely theoretical extension.)

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