The Rotation of the Sun and

Ancient Reckoning

Charles William Johnson

The maya companion number, 1366560, has been called the "super number" by some scholars [Maurice M. Cotterell, The Supergods.]. And, it is no wonder, when we realize that the relationship between the boiling point of water (373.16) and the freezing point of water (273.16) on the Kelvin scale resembles a similar proportion: 1.366085811. Furthermore, we have also seen how the relationship between the equatorial radius and polar radius of the Earth also reflects a similar proportion: 1.366050662. {Earth/matriX Book List.]

The ancient reckoning system, we have maintained, reflects a single system of computation, if we consider the relational nature of the historically significant numbers/fractals that appear in many different cultures. Now, to find an historically significant number in the ancient reckoning system, and then observe its fractal appearance in different aspects of nature (matter-energy) somehow defies logic. Many scholars are not given to accepting any scientific basis to the ancient reckoning system, other than possibly a few coincidences of astronomical observation.

Nonetheless, the similarities of specific historically significant numbers/fractals in relation to the numbers of the Universe continue to surprise this author. As we consult the period of solar rotation in days as a function of position within the Sun, a range is observed between 25 – 36 days. In other words, the Sun rotates runs from 25 days at the Sun's equator to 36 days at the Sun's pole. Some estimates show these figures as 26 – 37 days. These day-counts refer to the outer shell of the Sun, while the Sun also appears to rotate internally as a solid body based on a period of 27 days, in other words, its internally structured core.

The previously cited day-counts are estimates given by scientists today. In other words, one must imagine a range referencing these numbers of days, not necessarily an exact day-count. Hence, one could imagine a range of 26 – 36 days, and another 25 – 37 days. With that, one immediately calls to mind the ancient reckoning system of day-counts: 260c – 360c. A relationship of the calendrical day-counts is: 360 / 260 = 1.384615385. This number is extremely suggestive of the other maya companion number, 1385540.

One can only marvel at the fact that supposedly erroneous day-counts of the ancient reckoning system (260c and 360c) just happen to reflect a fractal expression of the range of the rotation of the Sun's own day-count.

Further, we should remember that the difference between the temperature scale for boiling/freezing water reflects the proportion of the 260:360 day-counts.


  373.16             360

- 273.16           - 260

100 difference  100 difference


One begins to imagine, not only a connection between the day-counts and the temperature scales, but a relationship between the Sun and thermodynamics of Earth, which is obviously not only logical but a given in science.

Let us observe the relationships of the numbers within the range of the rotation of the Sun in days, as given by different scientists:

37 / 26 = 1.423076923

37 / 25 = 1.48

36 / 26 = 1.384615385

36 / 25 = 1.44 [fractal maya long count cycle baktun 144,000 days]

The range offered recently in standard textbooks on astronomy is that of the more encompassing 25 – 36 days, which reflects the maya long count fractal expression/factor (1.44). Knowing that the ancients had a 360c day-count and a 260c day-count, one can only wonder whether adjustments were made as of the companion numbers/fractals. Consider, for example,

36.0 / 1.385540 = 25.98264936 26.0 x 1.385540 = 36.02404

37 / 1.366560 = 27.07528392 36.0 / 1.366560 = 26.34351949

27 x 1.366560 = 36.89712 37.316 / 1.44 = 25.91388889

25.92 x 1.44 = 37.3248 25.956 x 1.44 = 37.37664

25.956 x 1.385540 = 35.96307624 Etc.

(Interestingly enough, the elevation of the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan, shown by the Renι Millon map [Teotihuacan Mapping Project], is that of 2356.02 meters, suggesting some kind of connection with 26.0 x 1.385540 = 36.02404.)

Now, authors like Fred Hoyle [Astronomy, 1962] have pointed out how the sunspots do not generally appear above the 30-degree latitude of the Sun. One cannot help but note that most of the major pyramidal structures around the world occur within this band of 30-degrees north and south of the Earth's equator. Other authors call attention to the fact that a new sunspot cycle generally makes its appearance around the 40-degree North/South latitude marking of the Sun.

Contemporary illustrations of the 25 – 36 range, actually show the 26 – 36 range encompassing the area of 30-degree North/South latitude to the poles of the Sun.

Other relationships may be considered:

25 / 36 = .69444444 26 / 36 = .7222222222

Both of these relationships reflect historically significant numbers/fractals. The not-so-obvious one concerns the Sothic number/fractal that we have discussed in other essays: that of .693. And, again, adjustments in computation could be effected thereof.

25 / .693 = 36.07503608



288.6002886 (mirrored maya long count fractals)

36 x .721 = 25.956 (maya precession number/fractal)

One can imagine innumerable adjustments in the computations as of the relationships given by the rotation of the Sun and its internal day-counts.

The ancient reckoning system, based on the 260c day-count, and the 360c day-count, have always been considered to be errors in computation. The ancient societies in which these day-counts appear, generally have a strong cultural link to the Sun. Many scholars may continue to view this as a mere coincidence of numbers, in that the Sun itself just happens to reflect the two specific day-counts that the ancients chose for their calendrical systems.

Scholars imagine these ancient calendrical systems to be based on the apparent movement of the Earth's moon. Nothing is generally conceded in the way of assigning any kind of scientific meaning to these ancient day-counts. Given that our calendar of today is an Earth-bound calendrical system, many scholars may not wish to consider the possibility that the ancients may have been counting the days of the cited solar cycles (25c, 26c, 36c, or 37c day-counts) due to the Sun's own internal rotation.

As we have seen herein, however, one may readily employ the ancient calendrical systems of the 260c and 360c day-counts, with respect to the rotation of the Sun, along with many of the historically significant numbers/fractals. In other words, the ancient calendrical systems serve the Sun well in its own day-counts.

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