posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:50 PM
Originally posted by 12.21.12
Actually this is interesting because I was doing some math and I came to the conclusion that the Roman Calendar we use my be inaccurate by about 6.5
days or 6.6 days that have been lost overtime. Has anyone noticed that winter seems to be getting earlier every year?
[edit on 4-9-2008 by 12.21.12]
Well it's quite likely that this calendar is off by a few days, ever since it's been reset and the leap year system integrated, it's been very
accurate. Like, to a paltry few minutes per year. The year is really very close to 365.25 days long.
(365.2425). The calendar is off by one day every 400 years. that's 216 seconds per year, or about 3 minutes and change each year.
If you notice winter coming sooner each year, your biological clock must be way more accurate than my watch. Frankly, it's probably just the weather.
even without man-made effects, the weather isn't the same from year to year, there are many different cycles that affect it. You're not going to
notice a change that's like two and a half days per millenium.
Really, though, it doesn't make any difference. Astronomical events aren't tied to a calendar system, we just use the Gregorian calendar out of
inertia, and lack of anything significantly more useful. As for dates in actual human events, IMO the date matters more than the actual point in the
year that the event occurred. if, four hundred years for now, the anniversary of any even from this decade falls a day earlier than it would now, I
really wouldn't care.