In case y’all weren’t sure. . .
The new decade doesn’t start until this time next year
NOT SO FAST – IT IS STILL THE SECOND DECADE OF THE 21st CENTURY
According to the US Naval Observatory, based on the astronomical dating system through which it measures time, the new millennium began on January 1, 2001.
The Farmers’ Almanac, America’s centuries-old go-to for weather predictions, astronomical data and more, takes a similar positionbased on how years are numbered in the Gregorian calendar, the system in official use throughout most of the world. The anno domini era, or the common era, begins with year 1 on the Gregorian calendar.
In 525 AD, a monk known as Dionysius Exiguus set out to determine the date of Easter and created a system of labeling years based on the date he… More