Julian Date Today

Julian Date Today

What is the Julian date today is:

The Julian date (old style) is a calendar based on the calculations of the ancient Egyptian astronomers of the length of the year as equal to 365 days and 6 hours, taken as the basis of chronology under Julius Caesar.

In the Julian calendar, a regular year has 365 days and is divided into 12 months.

Every 4 years, a leap year is declared, in which one day is added – February 29th.

It is currently used in the liturgical practice of 5 out of 15 local Orthodox churches, including the Russian one (The rest use the New Julian calendar).

The Julian date calendar was introduced by the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar on January 1, 45 BC.

The author of the Julian calendar – Sosigen – estimated the length of the year at 365.25 days, which is longer than the solar year (average duration – 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes 45.19 seconds) by 11 minutes and 15 seconds.

You can convert the Julian to the gregorian calendar using the Julian to gregorian calendar converter.

Additionally, you can convert the gregorian to Julian calendar using the gregorian to Julian calendar converter.