# Neuvas Chronos Estalis

The Nuevas Chronos Estalis or NCE (literally "New Time") is the official system of time keeping in New Scientopia, a nation that is unique in its calendar, which is a product of its culture, and deals with trying to make time measuring a constant affair, as opposed to the fluctuating months found in the Gregorian calendar. Quantizing months comes at a price, with days having to be changed, and even minutes being turned into something radically different. This obviously, was a chronological overthrowing of sorts. Along side this unique oddness, it also has another quirk shared by very few other micronational calendars. Being purely secular, the New Scientopian calendar sets out a new set of holidays. While some other nations do have non-Christian national holidays, none have the same set of holidays as are celebrated within New Scientopian borders.

## The minute becomes the "Siderbeat"

The regular, twenty four hour day, it has been well noted for many years, is in fact slightly off in its day. Instead, the true, Sidereal day falls, not to twenty four hours, but twenty three hours, fifty six minutes and four point one seconds. This is obviously not a nice, round number. Now, one way of making this make sense it to take Swatch's old concept of dividing the day into a certain number of equal pieces, in their case, one thousand. Extending this idea to the sidereal day, to get the siderbeat, we find that one siderbeat is roughly eighty six point two seconds, or one minute, twenty six point two seconds.

## Days transform

To accommodate the quantized months, one must change the notion of the day. Three hundred and sixty five only separates into either five, seventy three day months or seventy three months each only five days long. However, if one edits the day to being only half an earths rotation, five hundred siderbeats (*@500), one can then find that there are seven hundred and thirty days in a year, and that these then easily separate into ten months, each with seventy three days. Each day is hence forty three thousand and eighty two point zero five seconds, or eleven hours, fifty eight minutes and two point zero five seconds.

## Ten day week

With this new number of months a year, ten, it seems only rational to break the week down into ten days too, and while the month is not made up of a set number of weeks, it year is, seventy three of them. This actually means that the Scientopia week is less than the Gregorian calendars week, but means the months are longer.