FW: Time zone: the next generation
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Fri Mar 4 00:13:58 UTC 2005
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 03:24:40PM -0500, Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) wrote:
>From: kennykb at crd.ge.com [mailto:kennykb at crd.ge.com]
>Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 3:22 PM
> - It appears unnecessary to control skipping the year zero. I have
> not encountered any locale where there is such a beast; in all cases,
> it appears that the year 1 B.C.E. is followed by the year 1 C.E.
Astronomers, IIRC, use a calendar with a year zero -- it removes
a gratuitous anomaly from calculations. Regardless, for calendars
where there is a BCE-CE type distinction, there is no year zero; in
calendars where there is a year zero (e.g., "proleptic Gregorian"),
the years preceeding year zero continue algebraically, starting
with year -1.
Gregorian Gregorian Astro.
2005 CE AD 2005 2005
2 CE AD 2 2
1 CE AD 1 1
1 BCE 1 BC 0
2 BCE 2 BC -1
4004 BCE 4004 BC -4003
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