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History is typically divided into six eras: Dawn, Merethic, First, Second, Third, and Fourth. The Dawn Era lacks any sense of time at all and the Merethic Era has few specific dates. The term era has been used archaically to refer to both a period of time around 800 years and one of 1,000 years. Numerous details about events in Tamriel's history are debated by scholars, whose opinions are influenced by numerous biases (desire for recognition, loyalty to the realm, racial and cultural conflict, etc.) and a general lack of scientific technique.
Each year is uniquely expressed by its era and its ordinal numeration with respect to the first year of the era, in the case of the Second and Fourth, whereas the First and Third progress from their respective zeroth years. The Merethic Era is dated backwards, starting at ME 2500, the Convention of the Divines at the Adamantine Tower, to ME 1, the year before King Eplear established the Camoran Dynasty.
Each year is composed of twelve distinct months (sometimes called "Seasons"), each around thirty days in length. Each month has an associated constellation which is typically in the sky throughout its duration.
Midyear (also spelled Mid Year and Middle Yarr, and known as Hist-Tsoko in Jel, meaning Elder Hist) is the sixth month of the year. It is a summer month. It has 30 days. In the Ayleid version of the calendar the Mid Year was fifty-seven days long and lasted "all across summer", before it was split by Pelinal Whitestrake.
Hearthfire (also known as Heartfire, sometimes spelled Hearth Fire or Heart Fire, and known as Nushmeeko in Jel, meaning Lizard) is the ninth month of the year. It is a fall month. It has 30 days.
- The Elder Scrolls calendar shares many similarities with the Gregorian calendar.
- Morning Star was not present in Morrowind, most likely omitted by accident.
- For game-specific information, see the Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim articles.
- For the resource and comparison to the Gregorian calendar, see the General article.
- 2920, Evening Star — Carlovac Townway
- Loading screen in Skyrim
- Before the Ages of Man — Aicantar of
- The Third Era Timeline — Jaspus Ignateous
- The Firmament — Ffoulke
- Calendar in Skyrim
- Arena Player's Guide
- The Seasons of Argonia — Jekka-Wass Paxalt, Keeper of the Xinchei-Konu
- 2920, Sun's Dawn — Carlovac Townway
- Redfur Journal, v. 2
- The Song of Pelinal, v 10
- 2920, Hearth Fire — Carlovac Townway
- Calendar in Arena
- Codex Scientia — Judith Weller
- Letter to King Maxevian — Captain Orrent Retene
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide — David Hodgson