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I gather that the standard BBY/ABY calendar uses a 10-month system–longer months than in real life, with the odd holiday week or day thrown in here or there to make the span of an entire year roughly on par with a real year (I believe it works out to 368 days for the Coruscant year, correct?)
So I'm trying to sort through Clone Wars era stuff, and there's a lot of sorting particularly on the individual year pages (ie: 22 BBY) that are done by GrS months. But I see on the 22 BBY page that there are 11 months on the GrS calendar. Worse, on the 21 BBY page, there are 12.
I don't own any of the reference books that might explain this, and the articles here are not especially clear; so could someone please clarify this for me? are there 12 months per year by the GrS calendar? And, if so, are they shorter months (like real-world months) so that the two calendar styles don't get 2 months out of sync with each passing year? Thanks. – DigiFluid 18:07, February 25, 2012 (UTC)
It's very unclear. A few sources established the 10-month year, but then the 2003 Clone Wars multimedia project ignored that and used a twelve-month calendar. AFAIK, no source has clarified which is correct. —MJ—War RoomSaturday, February 25, 2012, 19:02 UTC
Starting with The Essential Atlas, the decision was made to no longer attempt to reflect the 10-month year, and retroactively, all references to the 10-month calendar are to be assumed as taking place in the 12-month calendar. This means, for instance, that the Battle of Yavin (dated 35:3 GrS), which under the assumption of a 10-month calendar would have occurred in what we call May, now occurs in what we would call March. jSarek 04:26, February 26, 2012 (UTC)
So, all of a sudden there's a brand new November and December where nothing ever seems to have happened... this has good potential for re-aligning Clone War dates with TCW... DD97Which bear is best? 02:43, February 28, 2012 (UTC)
Not exactly brand new I suppose. Master Jonathan says it started in 2003, so that's 9 years this has been the case. When doing a month-by-month list of battles (what I was doing when I was prompted to start this thread) I couldn't help but notice that there are a number of spots (and not just "November"/"December" either) where months pass with either no battle happening, or else just one(s) that are protracted and ongoing. Like you, I'm wondering if they'll be the eventual home for TCW. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
But I'm getting off-topic–thanks for the answers, guys. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that one was a revision of an older system, but there you go. Cheers. – DigiFluid 13:49, February 28, 2012 (UTC)