[Seasons, weeks and days]
[Small amounts of time]
But not for the Naglani.
The year starts when Fon reached a special place in the sky. There are sundials to see which day it is, by measuring the length and direction of a pole-shadow. These sundials are not designed to measure the hours of the day!
Airtha has two satellites, or moons. The first Moon, Lukarna (Latern) orbits around Airtha in 24 days. Each month has 24 days, a year has 15 months. The Naglani count a year as 16 Menoth (months) of 24 days. They refer to the 360-days-year as Bisunjane and to the 384-days-year as Athns. These Menoths are not in pace with the seasons, a relict from the time the Naglani werent farmers, but hunters, and didnt have to know when to sew the seeds.
The second moon, Twabaírhtei (The Second Light) has been discovered only recently and has no effect on time.
To get 15 months fit in eight seasons, the people from Overveer changed their calendar by making each month 7 weeks plus 3 holidays (named First Holiday, Second Holiday, Last Holiday). This way, they had eight Twozmenoth or seasons. The system was followed by many countries, mostly because the 3 holidays sounded appealing.
The stondes are not equally long. In summer, the nightstondes are shorter than the daystondes. Because distances between places are measured in stondes, the distances may vary from summer to winter, and from day to night.
People might use the new coined word Springstond to indicate the lenght of a day on the spring equinox. Springstond is only used with the Dayglass as reference.
The eras are seperated as 1200 after the second opening of the portal, 3 after the third opening of the Portal. In Daleth, it is now over 1800 years after the first opening of the Portal (See Calendar for exact date and year). No-one knows if it really was the first opening, but it was nevertheless one of the most important openings.