Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note youmust enter the year as a 4-digit number!)
Click on the "Calculate" button.
Notice that your age on other worlds will automatically fill in.Notice that Your age is different on the different worlds. Noticethat your age in "days" varies wildly.
Notice when your next birthday on each world will be. The dategiven is an "earth date".
You can click on the images of the planets to get moreinformation about them from Bill Arnett's incredibleNinePlanetsweb site.
The Days (And Years) Of Our Lives
Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice thatyou are different ages on the different planets. This brings upthe question of how we define the time intervals we measure.What is a day? What is a year?The earth is in motion. Actually, several different motions all atonce. There are two that specifically interest us. First, theearth
on it's axis, like a spinning top. Second, theearth
around the sun, like a tetherball at the end of a string going around the center pole.The top-like
of the earth on its axis is how we definethe day. The time it takes the earth to rotate from noon untilthe next noon we define as one day. We further divide thisperiod of time into 24 hours, each of which is divided into 60minutes, each of which is broken into 60 seconds. There areno rules that govern the rotation rates of the planets, it all