# Question: How do you read Julian date codes?

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The first number of the Julian Date represents the year. The last three numbers represent the day that it was manufactured. So for example, if the manufacture date was listed as 1067 that would mean that the MRE was manufactured on March 7, 2011.

## What is difference between Julian and Gregorian calendar?

The main difference between Julian and Gregorian calendars is that an average year in Julian calendar is 365.25 days while an average year in Gregorian calendar is 365.2425 days. Julian calendar was used from 46 B.C to 1582. It was replaced by the Gregorian calendar.

## What is Julian number?

The Julian day or Julian day number (JDN) is the number of days that have passed since the initial epoch defined as noon Universal Time (UT) Monday, 1 January 4713 BC in the Julian calendar. The Julian date (JD) is a continuous count of days and fractions elapsed since the same initial epoch.

## How do you read a Julian date on a beer?

Julian date code, which is written in black on the neck of the bottle. There are two lines. First line has 3 digits followed by a space, then one more digit. The first three digits represent the day of the year, last digit is the last number of the year.