O.M.G. I keep writing this down for my own use- literally writing it down and thus losing it in my notes... so I'm putting it up here to share and to have a reminder in a place I know I'll be able to find it.
In my Hyrule theoryverse, I figured that if Hyrule is another planet, it probably doesn't have the same length of years, months, days etc as Earth, so I figured my own ideas on how it works in Hyrule. Which I will say now, blows the seemingly short days in the games totally out of the water. This concept of time is purely for fun, of course, and I don't expect anyone else to adopt it (even though it'd be awesome; and I AM sharing it here so you guys can play with it, too).
This is a much more extensive elaboration on what the lesson on time
gives a first glimpse of.
So how do you find out what the date and time is in Hyrule? Bare with me here, it's a bit of an interesting process:
First, take the number 3114. I figured the Hyrulian calender to start when the Mayan calender started, so this is the basis.
Add the current year (or your birth year if you want to figure your own birthday) to this.
I'll use my own birthday as an example. That'd be 3114+1982 (yeah yeah, you guys are going to have my actual age now, I know. lol) so the result is 5096.
Now multiply this by 365.25 to break down the years (calculating for leap years) into days. The result is 1861314.
This is the tricky part and you may want a notepad handy. It's also a LOT easier to figure out if you use a perpetual calender
.. Since my birthday is June 13th, I need to add up the number of days from every month up till June, then 13 to that. For me that's 164, so add that to the last result. The new number is 1861478.
So now you want to break that large number down more and multiply it by 24 to get the hours. This results in: 44675472.
If you're like me and know the hour you were born, add that (it has to be the number of hours, so if you were born at 2pm, add 14). For me it's 9, so I now have 44675481
Ok. We're done with the first part. Breaking the total time to be calculated down to hours. Since in Hyrule minutes and seconds are too close to tell a difference (and what can I say, that's getting a LITTLE carried away if I changed how long a minute or a second was, right? I've already done enough with the days months and years. LOL), we aren't going to go THAT far into it.
Now we start grouping it back up.
Divide the last huge number you had (44675481) by 30; this will tell you the number of Hyrulian days: 1489182.7
See that point number there? Yeah, this is where things get even more tricky. Take that off and make a note that 7 is how many hours you have left over from the days we just counted back up to. We'll be working with the 1489182 only.
Now divide 1489182 by 30 again since there are 30 days in a month. My result is 49639.4.
Take that 4 off. That's the number of days and we'll need that later as well.
Divide the 49639 by 12 to get the year and remaining days we'll use for the months. I got 4136.583333333333
Now then, the last part. The 4136 there is the year, the first finished part of the calculation.
For the .583333333333, we're going to ignore the 3's and use the .58 only as 58 days.
Remember 4 we had? Add the 4 to the 58 for a total of 62 days.
Since months in Hyrule are consistently 30 days, that gives us 2 months and 2 days.
That means it's actually 2 days into the 3rd month.
So the date and time are 4136, 3rd month (Selbel) the 2nd at 7:00.
...Goddess my brain hurts. *laughs*
Quick breakdown on the formula for easier reference:
3114 + 1982 = 5096
x by 365.25 = 1861314
+ (# of days till date calculating) 164 = 1861478
x 24 = 44675472
+ (# of hours till time calculating) 9 = 44675481
/ 30 = 1489182.7
/ 1489182 by 30 = 49639.4
/ 49639 by 12 = 4136.583333333333
breakdown: 4136(year) 58(days)
add 58 to 4 = 62 days
break 62 into months = 2 months, 2 days
4136 3rd month (selbel) the 2nd.By the way
, as of writing this, today's date and time is: 4163 Lenae (1st month), the 9th, 4:00. It's Fasaru, or "Wednesday" in Hyrule. Most Hylians would be waking up in about 4 hours. What am I doing awake!? xD