Epoch

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ERA.

Last seen on: –The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Apr 2 2021
Thomas Joseph – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Feb 20 2021
The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Feb 4 2021
Eugene Sheffer – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Dec 29 2020
Premier Sunday – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Nov 22 2020
The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Nov 5 2020
The Telegraph – QUICK CROSSWORD NO: 29,349 – Apr 28 2020
The Telegraph – QUICK CROSSWORD NO: 29,315 – Mar 19 2020
Eugene Sheffer – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Mar 19 2020
Eugene Sheffer – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Mar 4 2020
The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Feb 27 2020

Random information on the term “Epoch”:

An Olympiad (Greek: Ὀλυμπιάς, Olympiás) is a period of four years associated with the Olympic Games of the Ancient Greeks. Although the Ancient Olympic Games were established during Archaic Greece, it was not until the Hellenistic period, beginning with Ephorus, that the Olympiad was used as a calendar epoch. Converting to the modern BC/AD dating system the first Olympiad began in the summer of 776 BC and lasted until the summer of 772 BC, when the second Olympiad would begin with the commencement of the next games.By extrapolation to the Julian calendar, the4th year of the 699th Olympiad began in (Northern-Hemisphere) mid-summer 2020.

A modern Olympiad refers to a four-year period beginning January 1 of the year the Olympic Summer Games are normally held. The first modern Olympiad began January 1, 1896, the second January 1, 1900, and so on (the 32nd began January 1, 2020: see the Olympic Charter).

The ancient and modern Olympiads would have synchronised had there been a year zero between the Olympiad of 4 BC and the one of 4 AD. But as the Julian calendar goes directly from 1 BC to 1 AD, the ancient Olympic cycle now lags the modern cycle by one year.

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Random information on the term “ERA”:

A geologic era is a subdivision of geologic time that divides an eon into smaller units of time. The Phanerozoic Eon is divided into three such time frames: the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic (meaning “old life”, “middle life” and “recent life”) that represent the major stages in the macroscopic fossil record. These eras are separated by catastrophic extinction boundaries, the P-T boundary between the Paleozoic and the Mesozoic and the K-Pg boundary between the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic. There is evidence that catastrophic meteorite impacts played a role in demarcating the differences between the eras.

The Hadean, Archean and Proterozoic eons were as a whole formerly called the Precambrian. This covered the four billion years of Earth history prior to the appearance of hard-shelled animals. More recently, however, the Archean and Proterozoic eons have been subdivided into eras of their own.

Geologic eras are further subdivided into geologic periods, although the Archean eras have yet to be subdivided in this way.

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