tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3889388775673754833.post1719815727523892896..comments2021-07-28T12:16:35.529-04:00Comments on Stealing Commas: Monthly Reminder that I have a donate buttonchris the cynichttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06872875475212333027noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3889388775673754833.post-90000729134777932122015-02-15T17:04:26.032-05:002015-02-15T17:04:26.032-05:00Apparently, the technical term for the year that J...Apparently, the technical term for the year that Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII were trying to approximate is the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_year" rel="nofollow">tropical year</a>. The mean Julian year is 365.25 days long; the mean Gregorian year is 365.2425 days long; according to the calculations cited on Wikipedia, the mean tropical year circa 1 January 2000 is 365.242189 days long.<br /><br />I wouldn't be surprised if that's still where things stand another two thousand years from now. It's a very good approximation.Packbathttp://packbat.net/w/noreply@blogger.com