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Merose is one of the four equal divisions of a day, each lasting six hours. They are afternove, forenoon, afternoon, and forenove. The term merose comes from the Greek word μέρος (méros), meaning part and ημέρα (iméra), meaning day. Merose was coined by PlanetStar in January 2010.

Table of meroses Edit

Name Alternative Begins Ends 12-hour term Day/Night Solar merose Daily season
Afternove Foremorn 12:00 AM 6:00 AM Morning Night Predawn Daily winter
Forenoon Aftermorn 6:00 AM 12:00 PM Morning Day Postdawn Daily spring
Afternoon Foreeve 12:00 PM 6:00 PM Evening Day Predusk Daily summer
Forenove Aftereve 6:00 PM 12:00 AM Evening Night Postdusk Daily autumn

Intermeroses Edit

Intermeroses are the moment of time when a new merose begins. Intermeroses are nove (12:00 AM), morn (6:00 AM), noon (12:00 PM), and eve (6:00 PM).

Nove Edit

Nove is the first proper synonym for midnight coined by PlanetStar on November 8, 2011. He wanted a shorter term for midnight just like noon is a shorter term for midday. Midnight is the direct opposite of midday, not noon, because night is the opposite of day. The direct opposite of noon is nove. Nove comes from the Latin word "novus", meaning new because nove is the moment of time when a new calendar day begins.

New meanings for midnight and midday Edit

On November 26, 2011 PlanetStar changed meanings for midnight and midday for himself so it doesn't strictly mean 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM anymore. Midnight now means the moment of time when the sun reaches nadir, the lowest point in the sky, equidistant between sunset and sunrise, while midday is the moment of time when the sun reaches zenith, the highest point in the sky, equidistant between sunrise and sunset. Now the synonym for midnight is solar nove while the synonym for midday is solar noon. However solar nove and solar noon can take place at 12:00 AM (nove) and 12:00 PM (noon) respectively, depending on the location and time of the year.

Solar meroses Edit

Solar meroses may vary from daily meroses depending on the longitude and the time of the year. The lengths of solar meroses vary annually. During the spring and summer months, solar forenoon and afternoon last longer than solar afternove and forenove, and vice versa during the autumn and winter. During the equinoxes, every solar meroses are equal, each lasting six hours.

Tour Edit

Lets start the day tour with sunrise, also called solar morn. Sunrise is the moment of time when the sun transitions from below horizon to above horizon in the east. After sunrise during the solar forenoon, the sun spends the first half of the solar day in the eastern sky getting higher with time. When the sun reaches the highest point in the sky, called solar noon, it transitions from eastern sky to western sky. North of the tropics, the sun culminates in the south all year, while south of the tropics, the sun culminates in the north all year. In the tropics, the sun culminates in the south for part of a year while at other times in the north. After solar noon, solar afternoon takes place, when the sun spends second half of the solar day in the western sky getting lower with time. Next comes the sunset, also called solar eve, when the sun transitions from above horizon to below horizon in the west. After sunset comes solar forenove, when the sun continues to get lower in the sky until it reaches the lowest point in the sky called nadir, also called solar nove. During that moment of time, the sun transitions from western sky to eastern sky. North of the tropics, the sun plunges in the north all year, while south of the tropics the sun plunges in the south all year. In the tropics is the same mentioned above. After the transition, the sun starts rising while still below the horizon, called solar afternove. Solar afternove culminates at sunrise and then the process repeats.

Lunar meroses Edit

Lunar meroses are basically the same as solar meroses except that may take place at a much different times than daily meroses. For example during the full moon, a "lunar forenoon" may take place during the forenove and "lunar noon" at nove. The time when a particular lunar merose takes place depends upon the phases of the moon. During the lunar month, the lunar merose cycle apparently goes backward because the moon moves eastward during the lunar month in oppose to the sun moving westward throughout the day. So one lunar merose is about one week. The table below lists when will lunar meroses take place during what daily merose depending on its phase. The length of a particular merose varies throughout the year.

Phase Afternove Forenoon Afternoon Forenove
New moon Afternove Forenoon Afternoon Forenove
First quarter Forenove Afternove Forenoon Afternoon
Full moon Afternoon Forenove Afternove Forenoon
Last quarter Forenoon Afternoon Forenove Afternove

Analogies Edit

Seasons Edit

Meroses are analogous to seasons — afternove is analogous to winter; forenoon is analogous to spring; afternoon is analogous to summer; and Forenove is analogous to autumn. However, this analogy can only be used about where the sun is located in the sky and which way is moving. For example, zenith, when the sun is highest in the sky (or solar noon) don't always occur at noon, so does nadir, when the sun is lowest in the sky below horizon (or solar nove), don't always occur at nove. Solar nove is analogous to winter solstice, solar morn is analogous to vernal equinox, solar noon is analogous to summer solstice, and solar eve is analogous to autumnal equinox. To make it more interesting, the daily cycle of temperature tends to be analogous to the seasonal cycle of temperature, with afternoon (daily summer) being the warmest and afternove (daily winter) being the coolest.

During a 365-day year, each hour difference has a difference of approximately 15.208 days, while each day difference has a difference of approximately 3.945 minutes. During a 366-day year, each hour difference has a difference of 15.25 days, while each day difference has a difference of approximately 3.934 minutes.

Human heights Edit

We can use human heights to determine time, just like we use human heights to determine the date as seen in the article Human height & solar declination. To determine time, the date must be taken into account about when that value of solar declination take place. The seasonal movement of the sun is determined by a birthdate. The date can then be converted into time. At solar nove, the height is 4'6.28" and at solar noon, the height is 6'5.72". If the person is shorter than 4'6.28" or taller than 6'5.72", then it is still analogous to solar nove or solar noon, respectively.

Daily activities Edit

Afternove Edit

During much of the afternove, most people are sleeping. Although few people wake up in the afternove mainly to work in early shifts. Many people don't do a lot of fun stuff nor work, although fun stuff is more common than work. Many people who stay up during the afternove tend to act most differently than any other merose, including increased violence and increased risk of making mistakes (especially people who do work during that time) and injuries, such as car accidents. Some people eat afternove meal, called supper.

However, everyone refer afternove as morning that runs fully from nove till noon.

Forenoon Edit

In the forenoon, most people wake up, eat breakfast, and get dress. A lot of people wake up during that time to get ready for work or school. For people who stay home tend to read newspapers, read books, watch TV, or play video games.

However, almost everyone refer forenoon as morning that runs fully from nove till noon.

Afternoon Edit

In the afternoon, most people eat lunch and sometimes even dinner or breakfast. It is the time when most people return home from work or school on weekdays. The examples of leisures are watching the news on TV, play outside, and play video games. Although a lot of people do work outside such as cutting grass.

Forenove Edit

In the forenove, most people eat dinner, mainly during the early portion. After dinner, many people watch prime-time shows, while some read newspapers, play video games, and spend time with families. In the late forenove, a lot of people go to bed especially to get up for work or school next day.

However, everyone refer forenove as evening or night that runs from eve till nove.

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