How long is an eon in years?
Eon has a number of meanings. In Astronomy, an eon refers to 1 billion (
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The term eon (or aeon) is frequently used as a term for a very long but un-specified time period, much the same way "forever" and "ages" are used.
In Earth history, stages of the earth's development are divided into four major eons (Hadean, Archean, Proterozoic and Phanerozoic), which are in turn divided into eras and periods. These geologic eons are distinguished by major stages in Earth's geologic history, rather than fixed periods of time.