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26 hours in a day

matthewhh

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Report this Aug. 19 2012, 12:22 pm

Is there 26 hours in a day in the Fderation, or just on Bajor and DS9? 8 know they said 26 hours in a day about a million times on DS9, but I don't remember hearing it on any other show, which leads me to believe its a Bajaran thing, and there for DS9. But when Bajor becomes a part of the Federation and DS9 becomes a fully Federation starbase would DS9 chancge to 24 hour day, if that's what the Federation is, and would Bajor also?

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Aug. 19 2012, 7:59 pm

I think that its Bajor specific.

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Report this Aug. 20 2012, 4:44 am

I doubt every planet, moon, and colony throughout the entire Federation follows a 24-hour clock. Each planet is going to have a different rotational period, some longer and some shorter, therefore the length of days varies. Bajor apparently doesn't rotate on its axis quite as fast as Earth does, thus they have an extra two hours to their day. Since Bajor is the closest planet to DS9, the station would probably keep the 26-hour clock.


Interestingly, I can't remember them actually doing anything at "Twenty-five hundred hours". I guess it was well past everyone's bed time.

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Report this Aug. 21 2012, 9:39 am

Is there a Starfleet protocol about ship lighting? The Enterprise-D, I think, programmed the computer to lower the lights during the night shift.  But, would that be a Captain, or a shift-supervisor's, prerogative?  If the Captain were gracious, could they conduct a poll, to see who wanted certain "daylight" hours?


Riker grew up in Alaska, so he could have preferred a variable lighting scheme.


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Report this Aug. 22 2012, 6:37 am

The station follows Bajoran day/night cycles. There's no mention of a 26 hour day on the Enterprise or any other Federation ship.


 


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matthewhh

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Report this Aug. 22 2012, 10:57 am

When Bajor gets admitted to the Federation do you think DS9 would change to a 24 hour day? Imagine the logistical problems with all the planets having different times and hours in a day, it would be very confussing

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 12:23 pm

It gets confusing, but you've got to follow the local customs and adapt.  Otherwise you could get even more confused.


For example, I just read a book about colonizing a distant planet that had a year that was almost three times as long as an Earth year, based upon the time it took that planet to revolve once around its sun.  The human colonists therefore added extra days to each month, so their "year" would work out smoothly, so to speak.


If they had tried to match that planet's calendar with one from Earth, you'd wind up with winter in August, summer in February and so forth.  Of course, we have opposite seaons on Earth in its northern and southern hemispheres, but we've learned to live with that.  I think it would be too confusing, though, to try to apply Earth-based times and seasons in all places throughout the galaxy.


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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 12:50 pm

I would think that once a planet joins the Federation, they would have to use Federation time keeping standards for interstellar stuff, but they'd continue to use their local standards just for their planet.

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Report this Aug. 30 2012, 8:25 am

Quote: matthewhh @ Aug. 22 2012, 10:57 am

>When Bajor gets admitted to the Federation do you think DS9 would change to a 24 hour day? Imagine the logistical problems with all the planets having different times and hours in a day, it would be very confussing


That's what stardates are for.


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Report this Sep. 12 2012, 8:52 pm

can't say


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Report this Sep. 21 2012, 6:26 pm

This raises a question. How hard would it be for humans to adapt? It might seem that 2 hours isn't much, but over time would it affect the humans?

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Report this Nov. 04 2012, 10:36 pm

I wonder if the station was set up with a lighting schedule for Cardassia originally, and then adjusted to the Bajoran day length when Bajor took over. There clearly is a day schedule of some sort; we've seen the promenade more dimly lit at Quark's closing time.


I think two hours is within the human ability to adapt.  The difference in day length between winter and summer is more than that.  I would figure they'd keep the local custom for timekeeping on any world that had a local population, and just use stardates when communicating with the rest of the Federation.


 

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Report this Nov. 04 2012, 10:40 pm

Actually there was an experiment a few years back that found, without any visible time reference, that people's sleep cycle actually falls into something closer to a 25 hour pattern. So yeah +/- one hour is well within the human ability to handle.


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Report this Dec. 05 2012, 12:24 pm

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Report this Dec. 05 2012, 3:26 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Aug. 29 2012, 12:50 pm

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>I would think that once a planet joins the Federation, they would have to use Federation time keeping standards for interstellar stuff, but they'd continue to use their local standards just for their planet.

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I'd think the same thing. DS9 is a Bajoran station, so they would run on Bajor time. It's like in space, astronauts who would normally live on EST use UTC, since everyone needs to be on the same clock. In the Federation, it makes sense that people would use their own time on their planet, but use Federation-earth time in space.


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