This document is part of the Martian Time Boneyard. It was originally located at http://www.geocities.com/sotosoroto/names.html.
Author: Mark Knoke

Name-Sets for a Martian Calendar

Mark Knoke


Bumps and Dips (following the Sun)

22-month:

Pavonis
Ascraeus
Syrtis
Olympus
Elysium
Hecates
Alba
Borealis
Acidalia
Kasei
Isidis
Ares
Noctis
Marineris
Coprates
Hellas
Argyre
Malea
Promethei
Noachis
Tyrrhena
Arsia

The Northern/Sumwin Solstice occurs during Alba, the northernmost 'bump'. The Southern/Winsum Solstice occurs during Malea, the southernmost 'dip'. Pavonis and Noctis are the closest to the equator, therefore they include the Northward/Vertum and Southward/Tumver Equinoxes.

20-month:

Pavonis
Ascraeus
Syrtis
Olympus
Elysium
Alba
Borealis
Acidalia
Kasei
Isidis
Ares
Noctis
Marineris
Hellas
Argyre
Malea
Promethei
Noachis
Tyrrhena
Arsia


Time zones (large feature approx. every 15 degrees)

24-month:

Elysium
Cerberus
Orcus
Arcadia
Mangala
Olympus
Pavonis
Ascraeus
Tharsis
Echus
Marineris
Xanthe
Tiu
Cydonia
Airy
Brazos
Cassini
Tisia
Hellas
Syrtis
Isidis
Amenthes
Nepenthes
Morpheos


Countries of Earth (shortest)

24-month:

Angola
Belau
Cuba
Divehi
Eire
France
Ghana
Haiti
Iran
Jibuti
Kenya
Lao
Mali
Nepal
Oman
Peru
Qatar
Rwanda
Suomi
Togo
Urdun
Viti
Yaman
Zambia


Canals of Mars (a circumglobal voyage)

16-month:

Tithonius ........Tithony
Fortunae .........Fortune
Gigas ............Gigas
Sirenius .........Sirene
Steropes .........Sterope
Eumenides ......Eumenides
Orcus ............Orcus
Cambyses .......Cambys
Aethiops .........Aethiops
Eurypus .........Eurype
Achates ..........Achate
Cephissus .......Cephiss
Hyllus ...........Hyllus
Oceanus .........Oceanus
Surius ...........Sury
Nectar ...........Nectar


Montes, Tholi, Colles, Mensae, Dorsae, Rupes, and a crater

12 months (every 30 degrees):

Erebus
Olympus
Ascraeus
Echus
Charitum
Cydonia
Sisyphi
Hellespontes
Zea
Cerberus
Aeolis
Phlegra

24 months (every 15 degrees):

Ammonii
Erebus
Gordii
Olympus
Arsia
Ascraeus
Tharsis
Echus
Lunae
Charitum
Oxia
Cydonia
Airy
Sisyphi
Pityusa
Hellespontes
Alpheus
Zea
Libya
Cerberus
Nepenthes
Aeolis
Elysium
Phlegra

18 months (every 20 degrees):

Erebus
Eumenides
Olympus
Pavonis
Ceraunius
Echus
Nilokeras
Oceanidum
Cydonia
Sisyphi
Deuteronilus
Hellespontes
Alpheus
Libya
Cerberus
Nepenthes
Aeolis
Phlegra


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