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I agree with the other commentators - this question is impossible to answer with the hard science tag because of the FTL. There's also a tonne of missing data which I've asked for in the comments but it isn't known. But, I can give you an overview of how this can be calculated once the true values are known, and assuming that both general and special ...

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You can't come up with "an" equation, because you haven't provided sufficient information to cover everything: what's the relative velocity between Kepler-1047 and Sol? How deep in the gravity well of the star is the planet? What's the planet's mass? That said, in principle, the solution is relatively easy, if requiring multiple calculations. If ...

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Your world has FTL ships, therefore in your world relativity works differently from how it works in our world as science currently understands it, therefore no hard-science answer can be given. This is the only possible answer to your question as it currently stands. There is an answer, within relativity theory, to the question of how to precisely determine ...

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The other answers here focus on a more "realistic" way to answer the question, but here's some inspiration for a more creative solution. In the webcomic Spacetrawler a galactic society has their time system synched with an interdimensional revolving door that no one can figure out how to use. Each revolution is a week and other units of time are p

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This answer assumes non-causality busting star drive is in play but.... You could use Pulsars as Clocks? By mutual agreement two or more widely separated planets can use one or several (results averaged) highly regular pulsars as a clock. They then have to agree on is a scale for counting them e.g decimal. So 100 pulses equals X unit of time, then there are ...

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One option is to just define a unit that is close to a second, then work your way up using powers of 10, e.g. multiples of 100 seconds rather than talk in minutes, a ks is roughly 30 minutes, 10^5 sec is almost one day (27h), a megasecond Ms 10^6 is 11.5 days, so a long week, and 30 Ms is almost a year 347 days. Put an origin on your calendar (a few ...

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Backwards Compatibility Long ago, when the bridge was first established in a collaboration between several species, it was found that the computing substrates (optical, biological, quantum, etc.) of most of these species was unsuitable for this environment; perhaps due to solar interference or slight changes in how this specific universe operates. It was ...

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The Culture will have his orgins on a Planet. They will have days and years. You can translate this in a other language or not. Months exists, beccouse we have a Moon. Do they have one too? or a Gasgiant between there Planete and the sund who is orbiting the Sun 10 times faster and ist very bright in the nightsky? And hours and Minutes... That is just random ...

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It was the year 72 of the great galactic war. Or 128 by K'rel standards. 91 by Ogroch counting, 21 by Flipkak calendar and... well, the Tilhahfgloh year is 626 K'rel years, so it was year 5 like almost everything else. The factions had agreed to meet for peace talks in neutral space. The talks were to begin at AK hour, though the K'rel were late because that'...

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The technology that manages the gate system between universes was originally developed by Terrans and the internal clock systems are all hard coded to Earth time. Although it would be possible to rebuild the systems to run on some other time system, it would be expensive to do so and would return extremely limited benefit - so no one has bothered.

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Earth's humans may not have been the first to reach the game world. But they were the first that brought a system of timekeeping that worked reliably anywhere in the universes and could be reproduced with commonly available materials and even the most primitive electronics, to wit: the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the ...

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Earth was for some reason really influential on the beginnings of this artificial world. This may have been founded by Earthling. You can see how colonies copied the standards from their metropolis. The Earth paid most for this place. As such, it had a say on which timekeeping units to use. There was an auction for this. One world paid for the privilege of ...

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In the absence of all external references (astronomical events etc.): at one point humans were dominant, and the dominant timing is based on the human heartbeat at an assumed rate of one beat per second when relaxed and contented. With a nod to Vernor Vinge, all other timing is based on multiples of this, i.e. kilosecs, megasecs and gigasecs, and where an ...

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The bridge world has eternal daylight. To still make sense of it all, a form of timekeeping is freat to take with you. Culturally this can have transferred from the Earth to the bridge world. This can be done: Either because they were the first settlers, taking the time with them, to keep some track of it. because they were the first traders with the bridge ...

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Let's see: They don't. You tell the people playing the game that the time units have all been translated for gameplay. They don't. The characters use in-game translation systems that make translation seamless. Earth reached the bridge world first. Founder effect ensures that everyone uses their system, just as the USA speaks English even though people of ...

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Funny Story... I can think of several reasons, but in most stories/games, it's not a big deal. How does GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) come to be the time for the universe? Earth won the lottery that settled time. All the groups represented entered a randomized lottery to determine who's time was used. Earth won. Now the universe runs on GMT. Earth history was ...

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They don't use our measurements at all. However, the clever, ubiquitous translation machines convert seamlessly and perfectly every time, so that humans don't miss their appointments with alien dentists (nor show up too early, which is arguably worse).

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they could have been forced. maybe there are many worlds like this for every other universe. a sort of bridge to the rest of the universes to get people to understand that time will be different in other universes. so maybe they were forced to do so in order to help the earth universe understand. although that's a little assumptive of what your world is like....

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I am not aware of any culture that would start the year on the autumnal equinox. French Republican Calendar is not really an exception since it starts on a day of the official proclamation of the Republic (22 September 1792). The start of the following years was to be determined based on the time of the closest astronomical event, which happened to be the ...

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French Republican Calendar Starts exactly on the autumn equinox - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_calendar Hasn't been used since 1805. Also: The Ethipopian calendar starts on 11th or 12th of September - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_calendar The Macedonian calendar started in the nearest moon of October - https://en.wikipedia.org/...

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This Reminds me a lot of the timeline functionality you normally see in video editing software. Things like Final Cut, Premiere, etc. It's might be a bit wonky, but what you could do is set your Frame Rate to 10, then you pull your project starting time back to a -1940 seconds, then your Time index should become representative of Earth and your Frame index ...

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If you have a Surface device with pen input (or Apple equivalent), I can recommend Microsoft OneNote. With it you get Functionally infinite canvas (in both directions) Zoom in/zoom out rather far Copy/paste/move stuff (including data from Office Suite programs natively!) Drawing tools including rulers, pens, and more Ability to include pictures, text, PDFs, ...

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Honestly I'd do it in a spreadsheet program. You can insert / delete cells to move the timing around the events stay ordered through your edits It's pretty easy to see what's going as the timelines tighten and loosen: In my fictional future timeline "Spotted Eagle plaque wipes out farmland" occurs in real Earth in the year 2051, but in the ...

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