The Gregorian Calendar: 365 Planetary Calendar

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Throughout the years, many had modified how we measure time and use it, with help of many scientist that weren’t actually astronomers. This ancient resource was world widely used throughout many cultures. The journey that it took to make the calendar useful or even dependent on was far from knowing that we actually used it without thinking much about it. Timekeeper’s over the periods of the creation of the calendar was determined by multiple cultures. While in Gregorian had ¼ more days than the Egyptian’s with their lunar calendar. Even Though many non accommodated astronomers had found that the calculations of these men weren’t accurate to what the star’s were telling them, they eventually found that the calendar most appropriate to our culture today would have 365 solar day calendar with a leap year occurring every fourth year. Before, the Ice - age hunters scratched lines and gouged holes in sticks and bones also counting the days between phases of the moon, …show more content…
The Gregorian calendar corrected the major error of Julius Caesar calendar, being 365 ¼ days long and the actual solar year was 365.24 days. It was already relatively complicated to come with a calendar that didn’t had a day left or over the solar year estimation. For that reason this calendar, the Julian calendar was 10 days longer. The Pope Gregory XIII, formed an international commission of distinguished experts to determine the necessary corrections of the calendar. The Neapolitan astronomer, Luigi Lilius discovered that Julian Calendar had 10 days and made the calendar too long. In 1579, the Pope ordered the construction of the first astronomical observatory at the Vatican. Papal edict proclaimed the new Gregorian Calendar in February of 1582. This edict declared that dropped the 10 days and bringing the calendar in line with the solar

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