|Centuries:||20th century - 21st century - 22nd century|
|Decades:|| 1990s 2000s 2010s - 2020s - 2030s 2040s 2050s
|Years:||2018 2019 2020 - 2021 - 2022 2023 2024|
|Gregorian calendar||2021 |
|Ab urbe condita||2774|
|Armenian calendar||1470 |
|Bahá'í calendar||177 – 178|
|Coptic calendar||1737 – 1738|
|Ethiopian calendar||2013 – 2014|
|Hebrew calendar||5781 – 5782|
|- Vikram Samvat||2076 – 2077|
|- Shaka Samvat||1943 – 1944|
|- Kali Yuga||5122 – 5123|
|Iranian calendar||1399 – 1400|
|Islamic calendar||1442 – 1443|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2681|
|Thai solar calendar||2564|
2021 (MMXXI ) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2021st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 21st year of the 3rd millennium, the 21st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2020s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events[edit | edit source]
- March 30 – The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to be launched after being delayed several times.
Date unknown[edit | edit source]
- India hopes to conduct its first human spaceflight in 2021.
- Brood X, the largest brood of North American seventeen-year cicadas, will emerge.
- Costa Rica has pledged to become a completely carbon-neutral nation by this date. The target date has been set by President Óscar Arias.
- Costa Rica has pledged to ban "single use" plastic products. The target date has been set by President Luis Guillermo Solís.
In fiction[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "New launch date for James Webb Space Telescope". European Space Agency. June 28, 2018. https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/New_launch_date_for_James_Webb_Space_Telescope. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
- ^ "India's first manned space mission likely to be accomplished in 2021 now". http://www.merinews.com/article/indias-first-manned-space-mission-likely-to-be-accomplished-in-2021-now/15911532.shtml.
- ^ National Geographic, February 2008
- ^ "Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021". 6 June 2017. http://www.ticotimes.net/2017/06/06/costa-rica-plastic-replacing.