The current time is:

## : : .

(F : 07 : A . 71 9E) *reload*

*This page is still under construction.* It will eventually additionally contain:

- (optional) javascript to keep the clock updated
- time conversion form

# Definition

The unit of this time system is days.

It has “seconds”, “minutes”, “days”, “months” and “years”.

Each aspect is described in detail below.

## Naming

**#TODO**

- 1/65536 Day
*(second)*:**?** - 1/256 Day
*(minute)*:**?** - 1 Day
*(day)*:**?** - 8 Days
*(week)*:**?** - 16 Days
*(month)*:**?** - 1 Year
*(year)*:**?**

## Days

The day is exactly 86400 **SI seconds**.

The day is split into 256 minutes. In base-16 this reads similarly to a percentage.

The minute is split into 256 seconds.

The first second + hour of the day is **_** (00_00) and the last second is **_** (FF_FF)

The day begins at (nearly) the same time as a UTC day (difference in leap seconds causes some offset)

## Months

There are a total of 23 months per year.

The first 22 months have exactly 16 days.

The last month continues to the end of the year, and has the task of dealing with leap days and leap seconds. It has either 13 or 14 days.

Months are identified primarily by numbers.

The month may be split into “weeks” which must align with months.

Weeks may be 2*8 days, 4*4 days or even 7+7+2 days

## Years

A year begins in timezone 0 at the beginning of the day of the solstice. (In other timezones the solstice will sometimes be the last day of the year).

Year 0 began at 2005-12-22 00:00:00 (UTC-**10:30?** (timezones not completed yet))

This number was chosen randomly, as I can’t think of a logical beginning.

## Time “zones”

Time zones are defined as lines instead of zones. Countries choose their nearest line.

The earth is split into (16) “times”, each is (16) minutes apart.

The first time is +. (+0), which is equal to… (UTC-10.30**?**). The solstice is always on the first day of the year.

The last time zone is +. (+0.F), which is equal to… (UTC+12**?**). The solstice is always on the last day of the year.

The “International Date Line” **might** stay the same**?**

Countries can chose their own timezone, so they can recreate the current mess and avoid splits through the middle of countries.

Some countries may also want to chose a time zone outside the range 0-1, as they already do in the current system (-12 to +14).

*#TODO: Diagram*

## Leap days

leap years are not chosen using a basic calculation, but are simply a result of the time between solstices, meaning they will always ensure the solstice is the first day (at time line+0). They are still usually 4 years apart.

This results in leap years being delayed by one year roughly every 32 years.

This image shows the current leap years relative to the solstice. The solstice goes over about 2.5 days of time, whereas in this system, the solstice would never go over more than one day of time.

*(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gregoriancalendarleap_solstice.svg)*

## Leap seconds

Leap seconds occur at the end of the year. They occur to stay as close to *either UTC or “actual” time (#TODO)* as possible, but are not copied directly from UTC due to the difference in length of the seconds.

They can be calculated with the following calculation, where `LS`

= *number of original leap seconds at beginning of (new) year*, `S`

= *number of new leap seconds this whole year*, `SI`

= *length of original second*, `SS`

= *length of new second*. `S = round(SI/SS*LS)`

or `S = round(512/675*LS)`

Since there “cannot” be a second with 5 digits, the last second of the year will be repeated twice. If the second needs to be referenced precisely, it will require an imaginary date, the 14^{th} or 15^{th} day of the month.

## Format

I have chosen this format to indicate months, days, hours and seconds, while also showing it as a single number (if the dashes/spaces are ignored).

Dashes or spaces can be used as a separator. The year is it’s own number, and is therefore separated more prominently by a colon.`Y:MM-D.HH-SS`

/ `Y: MM D. HH SS`

Example: :-.- / : . (E:14-F.FB-E7 / E: 14 F. FB E7)

It could also be shortened to `Y:MMD.HHSS`

(Eg `E:14E.DAE1`

) when readability is less important.

Since all measurements below months match the base, this means that the month, day, hour and second can be written as a single number which represents the number of days since the start of the year, but in which the month, day hour and second can still be easily read.

## Comments

I am very willing to make or discuss changes if you have any ideas.

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