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Ubatime is a calendar and time measuring alternative to the Gregorian Calendar and 24:60:60 time with the following general properties:
- Although Ubatime is predominately a global time system, it also has local time components.
- Each year begins at the start of a day near the winter solstice of the northern hemisphere. There are 365 or 366 days in a year. In modern times, years have the same number as with the Gregorian Calendar for most of the year, but count down to zero and into negative numbers going into the distant past. The days of a year are numbered starting with 0.
- Each day begins near 12:00AM UTC. A day is broken down into 100 goons numbered 0 through 99. Each goon is further broken down into 1000 noks numbered 0 through 999.
- There is a monthly calendar such that each month begins at the start of a day near the new moon phase of the lunar cycle. Days are grouped into seven-day week cycles that continue across months and years as with the Gregorian Calendar. The days of the month are numbered starting with 0. There are eleven or twelve months in a year along with the possibility of a month spanning across two years. A month that spans across two years is called Ko for the part at the end of one year, Lo for the part at the beginning of the next year, or Jo for the complete month. The months contained entirely within the year are named, in sequence, Do, No, Ba, Na, Za, Ra, Ka, Pa, Da, Ta, So, and Po. Po is only included in years that have twelve full months.
- There is also a more uniform seasonal calendar such that the year is broken into four seasons named, in sequence, Tin, Mae, Ban, and Kwe. The lengths of the first three seasons are, in sequence, 91 days, 92 days, and 91 days. Kwe takes up the rest of the year at either 91 or 92 days. Days are grouped into ten-day week cycles that reset at the start of the year. The days of the week are are named, in sequence, Tingo, Maego, Fargo, Bango, Kwego, Lumgo, Pango, Saego, Rango, and Vengo.
- Local Time is based on a loon offset in the range of [-49, 50] which is generally derived from the longitude of the location. The loon is calculated by adding the loon offset with the goon, and is used in lieu of the goon. The Local Time day starts at loon 0. The names of the corresponding Local Time months are replaced as Lo to Lu, Ko to Ke, Jo to Je, Do to Du, No to Nu, Ba to Be, Na to Ne, Za to Ze, Ra to Re, Ka to Ke, Pa to Pe, Da to De, Ta to Te, So to Se, and Po to Pu. Week days of the monthly calendar are named, in sequence, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The names of the corresponding seasonal calendar week days are replaced as Tingo to Tinba, Maego to Maeba, Fargo to Farba, Bango to Banba, Kwego to Kweba, Lumgo to Lumba, Pango to Panba, Saego to Saeba, Rango to Ranba, and Vengo to Venba.
- There is also a Raw Time in addition to Global Time and Local Time. Raw Time is a count of noks from a reference time point of January 1, 1972 00:00:00 UTC. Time points after this time point have positive values while those before this time have negative values. Ubatime Raw Time is useful in applications such as electronic or computerized systems that need a simple time counter without the complications of year-end adjustments.
Consider the time of April 1, 2005 5:00 AM UTC. This corresponds to the Ubatime of Tingo, 2005-100-Mae-09-Ba-21 20-832 UBAG. Using an example loon offset of -32, the corresponding Local Time is Thursday, Venba, 2005:099:Mae:08:Be:20 88:832 UBAL. Typically some portions of the time are omitted to reduce clutter, such as Tingo, 2005-Mae-09 UBAG, 2005-100 20-832 UBAG, Ba-21 20 UBAG, Thursday, 2005:099:Be:20 88:832 UBAT-32, 099 UBAL, or any of numerous other variations. A dash is used to separate values in Global Time while a colon is used for Local Time. In summary, the full pattern is:
- Week day for the monthly calendar. This is only included for Local Time since Global Time does not include week day names for the montly calendar. This is separated from the remaining portion of the notation using a comma.
- Week day for the seasonal calendar. This is separated from the remaining portion of the notation using a comma.
- The year. This is written using four digits, except for years outside the range, [-9999, 9999] where more digits are necessary.
- The day of the year. This is written using three digits.
- The season of the seasonal calendar.
- The day of the season of the seasonal calendar. This is written using two digits. Usually the season is also included to distinguish it from the day of the month of the monthly calendar.
- The month of the monthly calendar.
- The day of the month of the monthly calendar. This is written using two digits. Usually the month is also included to distinguish it from the day of the season of the seasonal calendar.
- The goon or loon number. This is written using two digits and is separated from the preceeding portion of the notation using a space.
- The nok. This is written using three digits.
- The suffix indicating it is Ubatime. The suffix for Global Time is UBAG while the suffix for Local Time is UBAL. Alternatively, a more generic suffix of UBAT can be used to refer to either Global Time or Local Time. UBAT can also be suffixed with a loon offset value to refer to Local Time of a specific loon offset, such as UBAT-32. This suffix is separated from the preceeding portion of the notation using a space.
Normally, a lone three-digit value refers to a day of year instead of a nok. For example, 100 UBAG refers to day 100 of the year instead of nok 100. Similarly, a lone two-digit value normally refers to the goon or loon number instead of the day of the season or month.
For months that span across two years, the names, Lo, Ko, Lu, and Ke, are normally used in favor of Jo and Je to avoid ambiguity. For example, 2005-Jo-18 UBAG can refer to either 2005-Lo-18 UBAG or 2005-Ko-18 UBAG.
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