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Cyclis Mundi

These are the cycles of the world:

[tr][td]Cycle[/td]                          [td]Earth seconds[/td]  [td]Earth colloquial[/td]   [td]Earth days[/td] [td]Ermarianese days[/td] [td]Ermarianese colloquial[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Rotational period[/b] (day)[/td] [td]97367[/td]          [td]27:02:47[/td]           [td]1.13[/td]       [td]1[/td]                [td]16:00:000[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Orbital period[/b] (year)[/td]   [td]27276401[/td]       [td]315 days, 16:46:41[/td] [td]315.70[/td]     [td]280.140[/td]           [td]280 days, 2:03:215[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Lunar (Rugos)[/b] (month)[/td]   [td]3407851[/td]         [td]39 days, 10:37:31[/td]  [td]39.44[/td]      [td]35.000[/td]            [td]35 days, 0:00:004[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Lunar (Limna)[/b][/td]           [td]3894409[/td]         [td]45 days, 1:46:49[/td]   [td]45.07[/td]      [td]39.997[/td]            [td]39 days, 15:15:74[/td][/tr]

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

[tr][td]Unit[/td][td]Length in next smaller unit[/td][td]rels[/td][td]Earth colloquial[/td][td]Earth seconds[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Rel[/td][td]-[/td][td]1[/td][td]1.486 seconds[/td][td]1.486[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tam[/td][td]256 rels[/td][td]256[/td][td]0:06:20.340[/td][td]380.340[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tor[/td][td]16 tams[/td][td]4096[/td][td]1:41:25.438[/td][td]6085.438[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Day[/td][td]16 tors[/td][td]65536[/td][td]1 day, 27:02:47[/td][td]97367[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Month*[/td][td]35 days[/td][td]2293760[/td][td]39 days, 10:37:25[/td][td]3407845[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Year[/td][td]8 months / 280 days[/td][td]18350080[/td][td]315 days, 12:59:20[/td][td]27262760[/td][/tr]

*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 Limna's period (40 days, 1/7 year) has been used in some cultures, but is obsolete in modern timekeeping.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:

[*]Remembrance (vernal equinox)
[*]Radiane (midsummer)
[*]Leafloss (autumnal equinox)
[*]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.

[tr][td]Period[/td][td]Correction[/td][td]Remaining defect (days/year)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]-[/td][td]-[/td][td]+0.14 (one day in 7 years)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Every 7 years[/td][td]Add a 36th day to Radiane[/td][td]-2.76e-3 (a day in ~350 years)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Every 350 years[/td][td]Ignore the previous[/td][td]+9.88e-5 (a day in ~10000 years)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Every ~10000 years[/td][td]Add a 37th day to Radiane in a leapyear[/td][td]-1.2e-6 (a day in ~1000000 years)[/td][/tr]

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

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