|This article or subsection has an associated category.||2042|
|years:|| 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045
(stardates from 2042.0)
|decades:||2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s|
|centuries:||20th century - 21st century - 22nd century|
2042 was, on Earth's calendar, the 43rd year of the 21st century, and the third year of the 2040s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 2042.0.