Julian Year

A Julian year can refer to:

  • The Julian year (astronomy) is a time interval of exactly 365.25 Earth days, used in astronomy.
  • The Julian year (calendar) is a year in the Julian calendar which has started on different days, at different times, in different countries and is equal to either 365 or 366 days, or 365.25 days on average.

Other articles related to "julian year, year, julian, years":

Julian Year (astronomy)
... In astronomy, a Julian year (symbol a) is a unit of measurement of time defined as exactly 365.25 days of 86,400 SI seconds each ... The Julian year is the average length of the year in the Julian calendar used in Western societies in previous centuries, and for which the unit is named ... Nevertheless, because an astronomical Julian year measures duration rather than designating a date, this Julian year does not correspond to years in the Julian calendar or any ...
Julian Year (astronomy) - Usage
... The Julian year is not a fundamental unit of measurement in the International System of Units (SI), but it is recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IA ... Before 1984, both the Julian year and the mean tropical year were used by astronomers ... Newcomb used both in his Tables of the Sun in the form of the Julian century (36,525 days) and the "solar century" (36,524.22 days), a rounded form of ...

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