PROJECT AUTOPIA

Time Measurement

Abstract

The official international standard of time measurement of the Universal Selfederation.

Year Time Measurement

Each year is divided into 12 months, each of which is divided into 30 days. They are named as follows:
- Blue Month
- Azure Month
- Cyan Month
- Spring Green Month
- Green Month
- Chartreuse Month
- Yellow Month
- Orange Month
- Red Month
- Rose Month
- Magenta Month
- Violet Month

The remaining 5 days (6 in the leap years) are called "Grey Days" and are considered holidays; they aren't considered part of any month and are distributed evenly between the other days of the year with an interval of 72 days (60 in the leap years) from each other, according to the following scheme:
- 5th-last Grey Day: between 27° and 28° day of Cyan Month
- 4th-last Grey Day: between 9° and 10° day of Chartreuse Month
- 3rd-last Grey Day: between 21° and 22° day of Orange Month
- 2nd-last Grey Day: between 3° and 4° day of Magenta Month
- Last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Blue Month
(during the leap years instead, the scheme is the following:
- 6th-last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Cyan Month
- 5th-last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Green Month
- 4th-last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Yellow Month
- 3rd-last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Red Month
- 2nd-last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Magenta Month
- Last Grey Day: between 15° and 16° day of Blue Month
this means the Last Grey Day is the only one which always falls on the same day).

The Last Grey Day corresponds to winter solstice (December 21 in the Gregorian Calendar) and is considered the last day of the year. This means the Blue Month is split evenly between 2 consecutive years: the 1st half lies ad the end of a year, while the 2nd half at the beginning of the following one.

The year 0 of the Official Autopian Calendar is the one that starts during 476 A.D., and roughtly corresponds to 477 A.D.

Day Time Measurement

- Each day is divided into 12 hours (therefore autopian hours are 2 times longer than current ones), each of which is divided into 30 minutes (therefore autopian minutes are 4 times longer than current ones). They are named as follows:
- Blue Hour
- Azure Hour
- Cyan Hour
- Spring Green Hour
- Green Hour
- Chartreuse Hour
- Yellow Hour
- Orange Hour
- Red Hour
- Rose Hour
- Magenta Hour
- Violet Hour

The end of the day is midnight, which falls exactly between the 15° and the 16° minute of the Blue Hour. This means that the Blue Hour is split evenly between 2 consecutive days: the 1st half lies ad the end of a day, while the 2nd half at the beginning of the following one.

Summary

Year Time Measurement (for non-leap years):

Year Time Measurement (for leap years):

Day Time Measurement:

Clocklendar

The Clocklendar is a time measurement device that acts simultaneosly as a calendar and as a clock. The outer ring represents all the months and days in a year, and it features a longer counter-clockwise spinning hand pointing at the current day of the year; superimposed on it, the inner ring represents all the hours and minutes in a day; and it features a shorter counter-clockwise spinning hand pointing at the current minute of the day; the shorter hand is tied to an azimuthal projection of the Earth's surface, allowing to simultaneosly know the corresponding hour in other parts of the world too.

Example of a clocklendar during midday of the fourth-last grey day (between the 15° and 16° day of the Yellow Month)

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