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Old 02-08-2020, 02:46 PM
Zeldar is offline
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 24,594
It's difficult to find ONE (as opposed to several) website that goes into all the trivia about Julian Day (or Date as some label it) and the confusion generated by some of them makes a "simple answer" hard to find.

But from the reading I've been able to locate online, I would side with DPRK for the "why" of it all.

I just know that astronomers and others who deal with long stretches (multiple years) of details find it easier to deal with the Julian Day approach than with all the math to cope with BC and AD and various date-counting schemes in the past.