At 00:00:00 hours January 1, 2323, a new Stardate system came into use. Under this new system, 1000 Stardates equals one Earth year, or 365.2425 days (8765.82 hours). One SD equals 8 hours 45.95 minutes. This standard now defines the length of a ship's crew shift, with a standard ship's day being 3 Stardates, or 26 hours 17.85 minutes. This time period happens to be closer to the Human Circadian rhythm than Earth's actual 24 hour day.

Stardate 00000.000 was 00:00:00 UCT 01/01/2323. Taking the year 2376, a leap year, as an example, SD 53000.000, the ship's official New Year, is actually 17:27:36 Universal Coordinated Time, 01/01/2376. Holidays are celebrated on board ship beginning at the start of the shift closest to midnight UCT of that day, with the exception of the New Year which is fixed to the XX000.00 mark; and certain religious holidays, the observance of which is tied to the time at a particular geographical location.

Stardate Conversions for the Year 2376

Stardate Date Time (UCT) Notes
52997.973 January 1 00:00:00 New Year 2376, UCT Earth
53000.000 January 1 17:27:36 Ship's New Year
53000.711 January 2 00:00:00  
53082.053 February 1 00:00:00  
53159.466 February 29 00:00:00 Intercalary day, Earth
53162.204 March 1 00:00:00  
53247.080 April 1 00:00:00  
53250.000 April 2 01:35:06 ¼ point of ship's year
53329.217 May 1 00:00:00  
53414.092 June 1 00:00:00  
53498.968 July 1 00:00:00  
53500.000 July 1 09:02:46 ½ point of ship's year
53583.843 August 1 00:00:00  
53668.718 September 1 00:00:00  
53680.000 September 5 02:01:30 Bajor joins Federation
53748.118 October 1 00:00:00  
53750.000 October 1 16:27:42 ¾ point of ship's year
53832.993 November 1 00:00:00  
53915.130 December 1 00:00:00  
53980.840 December 25 00:00:00 Christmas, Earth
53981.000 December 25 01:24:09 Ship's Christmas
54000.000 January 1 00:00:00 New Year 2377, Earth
Ship's New Year

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