Creative Prompt #344: Year

Happy New Year

Year of the Tiger

fiscal year

calendar year

Definition: “A year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun. Due to the Earth’s axial tilt, the course of a year sees the passing of the seasons, marked by changes in weather, the hours of daylight, and consequently vegetation and fertility. In temperate and subpolar regions, generally four seasons are recognized: spring, summer, autumn and winter. In seasonal tropical and subtropical regions, the wet (rainy or monsoon) season and the dry season are generally recognised.

A calendar year is an approximation of the Earth’s orbital period in a given calendar. The Gregorian calendar (and Julian calendar) has a calendar year being either a common year of 365 days, or a leap year of 366 days. The average year length across the complete leap cycle of the Gregorian (modern) calendar is 365.2425 days. ISO 80000-3, in an informative (cf. normative) annex, proposes the symbol, a, (for Latin annus) to represent a year of either 365 or 366 days. In English, the abbreviations, y and yr, are used.

In astronomy, the Julian year is a unit of time, defined as exactly 365.25 days each of exactly 86400 SI seconds, totalling 31557600 seconds.[1]

The word, year, is also used of periods loosely associated but not strictly identical with either the astronomical or the calendar year, such as the seasonal year, the fiscal year or the academic year, etc. By extension, the term, year, can mean the orbital period of any planet: for example, a Martian year or Venusian year is the time in which Mars or, respectively, Venus completes its own orbit. The term is also applied more broadly to any long period or cycle, such as the Great Year.[2]” (Wikipedia)

Putting Idealism to Work – City Year, an AmeriCorps program, is a national service organization which unites young adults, ages 17 to 24.

Year in Review

Year of the Rat

Person of the Year

year dot

Pantone Color of the Year

Year of the Sheep

multi-year low

year in photos

gap year

10 year forecast

Year of the Monkey

years of service

4 year degree

Teacher of the Year

Year of the Goat

10,000 Year Clock

Year of the Dragon

Year-end tax strategies

One year later

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