Friday, January 30, 2009

Cool Calendar Stuff

In honor of החדש הזה לכם:

When displaying a monthly calendar (using the non-Jewish months), a month will usually span 5 or 6 weeks, or rows in the calendar display.
Very few times will it display only 4 rows. This could only happen in February in a non-leap year, when it only has 28 days.
The pattern of year intervals when this happens is 6,11,11,6,11,11,etc.

It turns out that 2009 is one of those years.

So, here are the years that this happens on:

1981
1987
1998
2009
2015
2026
2037
2043
2054
2065
2071
2082
2093
2099

I thought this was interesting, but if you're asking "Who cares?", here's something that should interest you more:

Gilui's book on Birkat Hahama

1 Comments:

At Sun Feb 01, 01:20:00 PM 2009, Blogger Neshama said...

That long line of numerical years is daunting, when you add the Jewish year to them:

2009 = 5769
2026 = 5786
2054 = 5814
2082 = 5842
2099 = 5859

I hope we don't have to wait until then for Moshiach! I would expect the festivities to begin way before 2015, more like in 2010 = 5770! That is, in the year 770!

 

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