In cosmic right time 29.2.

Do you remember the constants used in mathematics and science at school to patch up the theories or mathematical operations of physics?

One must be familiar with the constant term C, indicating a real number, to be added at the end of the result in the integral calculation, because it is not known which constant from the equation may have disappeared in connection with the derivative.

This month, we get to enjoy a slightly larger alignment of the constant term in everyday life, namely leap day. In time, the people who measured our countdown determined our year to be 365 days long, which is, of course, a system that works perfectly well from our point of view. When integrating this year of our home planet into the cosmological scale, it was found that our year-long journey around the sun includes 365.2422 laps around our own axis. Thus, in this cosmic integral calculation, we found the constant term C, which was determined to be 0.2422 laps per year.

A leap day is added to the calendar in four divisible years, except in a hundred divisible years, unless a year divisible by a hundred is also a year divisible by four hundred. Many readers will have witnessed this exceptional exception to the Cosmic Calendar constant term in 2000.

The leap day is upon us once again, and that’s good. I personally do not find the proposal tradition related to that date to be very relevant. People can propose to each other when they feel like it. I just like the idea that, for a while, our planet is also cosmically in the right time.

Tommi Grönholm
Director of Organizational Affairs