Stardates Explained - 20170926.1900

You don't understand the stardates?
Take, for example, 20170926.1900.

Let me stick some spaces in some helpful places:
2017 09 26 . 19 00

That better?

20170926 means 26th Sep 2017, and
1900 is in 24-hour clock format, IE 7:00PM

Stardates in the Star Trek universe work in an entirely different way. Wikipedia has a good explanation on how they work.

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