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UTC – Coordinated Universal Time

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. This 24-hour time standard is kept using highly precise atomic clocks combined with the Earth's rotation. more

What Are Leap Seconds?

Every now and then a leap second is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth's ever-slowing rotation. more

What Is Local Mean Time (LMT)?

Use a sundial to determine the time of day and you will probably be off by a few minutes. That's where LMT comes into play. How is it measured and what is it used for? more

Why Do We Have Time Zones?

The expansion of transport and communication during the 19th century created a need for a unified time-keeping system, and time zones were introduced. more

DST in the United States

In most of the USA, Daylight Saving Time starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November—but there are exceptions. more

The Chinese Calendar

The Chinese calendar is one of the oldest calendars in modern society. It is a lunisolar calendar. more

End of the world December 21, 2012?

The Mayan calendar ended one of its great cycles in December 2012, which has fueled countless predictions about the end of the world on December 21, 2012 at 11:11(UTC). more

The Roman Calendar

The ancient Roman calendar, or “pre-Julian” calendar, is believed to have been a lunar calendar. more

History of DST

History of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Who invented it and in what year? What is the purpose of having a time change every year and when did Daylight Saving Time start? more

November: Beaver Moon

The Full Moon in November is named after beavers. It is also called Frost Moon and Mourning Moon, depending on the winter solstice. more

July: Buck Moon

The Full Moon in July is the Buck Moon. Is is also called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Wort Moon. more

December: Cold Moon

The December Full Moon is called the Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon, the Moon before Yule, Oak Moon, and Wolf Moon. more

May: Flower Moon

The Full Moon in May is known as the Flower Moon. Other names include the Corn Planting Moon, and the Milk Moon, while some named it the Hare moon. more

Full Moon Names

Full Moons had given names in many ancient cultures. The Full Moon names we use today often reflect nature like Harvest Moon. more

October: Hunter's or Harvest Moon

Every third year, October’s Full Moon, the Hunter’s Moon is also the Harvest Moon. It's also called Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. more

April: Pink Moon

Pink Moon comes from Pink Wild Ground Phlox which bloom in spring. Other names for this Full Moon are Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon, and Paschal Moon. more

February: Snow Moon

The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. Some Native American tribes named this the Hunger Moon, others called it the Storm Moon. more

June: Strawberry Moon

The wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave name to the Full Moon in June. Other names are Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon. more

August: Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon in August is named after the lake sturgeon. Other names for this Full Moon include Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, and Barley Moon. more

January: Wolf Moon

The January Full Moon is named after howling wolves. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule. more

March: Worm Moon

The Full Moon in March is the Worm Moon. It is also called Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Sap Moon. more

The Month of April

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and is named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite. more

The Month of August

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and is named after Augustus Caesar. more

The Month of December

December is the twelfth month of the year and has 31 days. It was originally the tenth month of the Roman calendar until 153 BCE. more

The Month of February

February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is the shortest month with only 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years. more

The Month of January

January is the first month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after the two-faced Roman god Janus. more

The Month of July

July is the seventh month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after Julius Caesar. more

The Month of June

June is the sixth month of the year, has 30 days, and is named after the Roman goddess Juno. more

The Month of March

March is the third month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. more

The Month of May

May is the fifth month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after the Greek goddess Maia. more

The Month of November

November is the 11th month of the year and has 30 days. It was originally the 9th month of the Roman calendar until 153 BCE. more

The Month of October

October is the tenth month of the year and has 31 days. It was originally the eighth month of the Roman calendar until 153 BCE. more

The Month of September

September is the ninth month of the year in and has 30 days. It was originally the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 153 BCE. more

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