Universal New Years Eve
As the party wraps up in Mithras, they begin in New Commerce. The festivities sprawl across Sol in a triumphant frenzy of fireworks, ringing in the New Universal Year.During the final evening of a standard year, the entire Sol System celebrates; in their streets, in their homes, in their spaceships. Universal New Years Eve is a festival of lights, hallmarked by fireworks, sparkly booze, and cheer. Universal New Years Eve unites the Sol System as a new tradition of a universal interplanetary society. Together they mark the last day of a calendar native to no culture but familiar to all.
And the results are in! Our clocks are only 1.7 nanoseconds ahead. That's 1 point 7 thousandth of a thousandth of a thousandth of a second. Suck on that, Mars!A staple of New Years Eve is the Timetaking, the reading of a bosonic clock to recalibrate the clocks. Bosonic clocks use the principles of quantum nonlocality to sync up across space, and can only be measured once. Most planets and moons broadcast the Timetaking on official channels. There's a friendly competition among the planets of Sol to have the most accurate clocks, battling down to nanoseconds. Saturn's moon Mimas has the dubious honor of holding the record as most off, once lagging an entire hour behind.
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UBT is calibrated through the use of bosonic clocks. Bosonic clocks use timekeeper bosons, which are large subatomic particles which change over time and can be entangled in pairs to provide this measurement no matter how far apart each boson is. In other words, the timekeeper boson ignores location and the warping effects of gravity or velocity that other methods of keeping time would be affected by. In Lunar time factories, pairs of timekeeper bosons are synchronized with a "master boson" before being entangled. One boson is encased in an inert crystal, forming a bosonic clock, and shipped to its final destination, while the other is preserved in the boson vault. The bosonic clock can be observed once, providing an accurate representation of the master boson's state (and thus the Universal Boson Time). Once the bosonic clock is observed, it is decohered from the state of the master boson and is no longer useful as a calibration device.