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UTC - Coordinated Universal Time

UTC is the time standard being followed by the world. Understanding of UTC requires understanding of few elements.

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Gregorian calendar

The calendar which the nations use today the Gregorian Calendar was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII.

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The Dwarf Planet - Pluto

Pluto is a Dwarf Planet of our Solar System. Pluto is an icy and rocky planet. Though it is not considered as a Planet, recent flyby of the New Horizons probe over pluto may open up the debate on the classification.

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The Roman Calendar

By Roman calendar it is meant that the calendar scheme existed before Julian Calendar. The Roman calendar comprises of ten months of a year which was amounting to 304 days. The Romans did not consider the 2 months of the later Winter Season as part of their calendar. Romulus, The founder of Rome has been attributed to the establishment of the Roman Calendar.

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Seasons of Earth

Seasons in Earth are beautiful...we all experience different seasons during different parts of the year.

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Jewish Calendar

Jewish Calendar or Hebrew Calendar is a "Luni-Solar" calendar. The calendar followed is a 12 month moon calendar, with an extra month added every few years to synchronise with the solar years. While the months are lunar months the years are solar years.

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The Chinese Calendar

Chinese Calendar is a Lunisolar Calendar. Though Gregorian Calendar is followed by the Chinese Government, the Chinese Calendar is used for determining traditional holidays and lucky days by the Chinese people allover the world.

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Tropical Year

Precession is the change in the orientation of the rotational axis of any rotating body. As we all know Earth has an axial tilt of 23.4 degrees to its orbiting plane. For Earth this orientation changes. Not the magnitude of the axial tilt. This phenomenon is known as Precession.

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Saka Calendar

The Calendar followed by Government of India along with Gregorian Calendar is Indian National Calendar or Saka Calendar.

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Autumn

"Autumn-time, thy scenes and shades Are pleasing to the tasteful eye;"

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Monday

Monday is the first day of the work week or business week. The ISO 8601 which defines the numeric representations of date and time also specifies that Monday is the first day of the week. As per ISO 8601 Monday is day1 and Sunday is day7.

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North Korea opts for own time zone

North Korea, the Country in East Asia has proposed a new time zone for itself from August 2015. The new time zone - "Pyongyang time" will be 30 minutes behind South Korea Time and Japanese Time.

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Cayman Islands to follow Daylight Saving Time from March2016

From March 2016, Cayman Islands will join the group of nations following Daylight Saving Time. Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin has told the Speaker of the house that the benefits are clear with the DST time changes and the government is looking forward to go for Daylight Saving Time by 2016.

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Tuesday

Tuesday is the second business day of the week in several countries. The ISO 8601 standard as well considers Tuesday as the second day of the week. However in several religious calendars Tuesday is considered as the third day of the week.

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Azerbaijan not to follow Daylight Savings Time from 2016.

Azerbaijan has decided not to follow DST.

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Supermoon

Supermoon 2016 occurs on 14th Nov 2016 and in some places like Australia it is 15th Nov 2016.

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