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Old November 11th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #11

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Does anyone know how the Star Trek calendar works?
The same way the Heisenberg compensators do.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #12

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2555 in the Thai Buddhist calendar, I believe.

The year of the apocalypse in the Mayan calendar, according to some.
According to New Agers, but not the actual Maya calendar.
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This mention of that civilization makes me think to a more ancient one who, in the American continent, indicated a "starting point" for a calendar:

the Olmecs. Their calendar started in 3114 Before Christ, so that we are in the year 5126 of Olmec age.
The Olmec calendar is more of a mystery than that. You're thinking of the Maya, who are known to have dated the current version of the world to back then, though they reckoned the total age to be far older. In any case, they didn't write or measure their calendar like that. More properly, the current year according to the Maya calendar is 12.19.19. That meaning it's currently the nineteenth year of the nineteenth katun (roughly 20-year period) of the twelfth baktun (a baktun being 20 katuns). The full date though is 12.19.19.16.0, meaning that we've got exactly two more uinals (20-day months) from today or so until the thirteenth baktun, the infamous (though there's no real reason for it to be infamous) December 21st 2012 date.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 06:06 AM   #13

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A interesting mistery is the Desana (Amazon Tribe) calendar
and the Guarani Kiowa calendar this two tribes come for diferet groups etinicos are separated by 2.500Kilometers.
They had a year of 365 days another quarter of a day without leap year
The year beg begins with with the rising of the Pleiades (the called Seven Stars) that occurred around 5 to June 11


Each of the twelve months was beginning to appear the first "thread" of the new moon.The year had 12 months(Ara) and 11,5 days.

Months names: in guarani
January NHEMONGUETA GWASU
February Avati RANGA ARY
March ARY JEROSY
April KUNUMI GWEROPU'√VA
May KUNUMI MONHESYRY
June MYMBAKA'AGWY IKYRAMA
July KO AHA ARY RO'Y
August Yvytu THERE TATATINA ARY
September OKY'S HENH’IMBAMA ROY REMBIARE
October JE JATYMA Avati MOROTI
November GWAVIRA ARY AJU guavira
December Avati MOROTI TUIXAMA

Now the interesting thing
the guarani Kiowa dont had years dates
but the Desana have.

Year 1783 of the creation
Year:533 of the Fall (?) Even the Desana cant explain what is the Fall (speculates that the Desana were more advanced in the past)
and this date somewhat macth with the end of the Kuikuru city the Acre earthorwks and the end of the Nhanguaibas in Marajo.
and Year:498 of the Kariwa(Whites) war

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a guarani observatory
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the sun shining in the Guarani observatory





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A Desana observatory

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Old November 12th, 2012, 06:31 AM   #14
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The standard date for astronomical and other scientific (i.e. supra-historical) purposes, ergo requiring a precision several orders of magnitude above any regular calendar past or present, is actually given in Julian Days (because there is simply no stable translation between days & years) and it can even accept decimal point.

Its origin is an arbitrarily chosen point in time, corresponding to 1 January 4713 BC in the proleptic (backwards BC) Julian calendar.

The current Julian Day (for the Gregorian date 12 November 2012 AD) is 2456237.
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2068/69 in Vikram samvat - official hindu calender in Nepal and parts of estern India, started by king vikramaditya
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