Karl Palmen's Calendars

NEW !    Meyer-Palmen Solilunar Calendar - a more accurate, more true to nature calendar than the current Gregorian system; takes even eclipses into account!

A classified link list of Solar Calendars, and why they remain imperfect.

Lunar Yerm Calendar

  1. Description (with calendar table 1996-11-11 - 2001-01-25)
  2. Conversion between Yerm and Julian Date
  3. Overview of Rule-Based Lunar Calendars with some remarks of accuracy for various possible yerms

The ONE DAY BEFORE Lunar Calendar on the Gregorian Calendar gives rules to find full moon nights.

Rainbow Alphabet Calendar

Playing Card Calendar, based on the ISO week.

The seed for a fractal calendar

Karl Palmen works for CCLRC at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire England.

He has always been interested in possible calendars. Just before the new year of 1998 he saw the crescent new moon, just like he did before the new year of 1990. This reminded him of an approximate eight year cycle he had discovered. He also started toying with the idea of a playing card calendar.

Thanks to William Morris he discovered many pages on the WWW about calendars etc. Among others, the discovery of Peter Meyer's Goddess Calendar then under construction. This lead Karl Palmen to construct his own soli-lunar calendar one weekend. It has 3 types of year arranged in a 334 year cycle more accurate than the 19 year Metonic cycle. He found out through email that Peter had considered using the 334 year cycle for the Goddess Calendar. He joined the CALNDR-L calendar email list in February 1998 and contributes his abundant ideas there and learns new things such as Vernal Equinox year and the Tropical year.


Essays on mathematical themes

All calendars and text copyright 1998, Karl Palmen, (contact info) . Published with permission.
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