The Al-Kanish calendar (named after The great city of Al-Kanish) begins counting years from the moment the city disappeared from the surface of Astrohanasia. This event is known as the Event Horizon. Years before this date are labeled BD (Before the Disappearance). Years after this date are AD (After the Disappearance). Years prior to the year 1 BE count down, getting smaller as they get closer to the time of the Event Horizon (just as they do in the Gregorian calendar).

There are 4 seasons and 365 days in the Al-Kanish year.

Season Correspondent Alignment Days
Season of the Serpent Autumn Air 1-88
Season of the Crab Winter Water 89-176
Season of the Effigy Spring Fire 177-264
Season of the Goat Summer Earth 265-352