Re: floating prime meridian

From: Joseph S. Myers <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 07:24:24 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, John Cowan wrote:

> But what is the civil definition of the day? Is it:

Under British law, from midnight to midnight (unless a particular legal
document specifies some other day to be used), local time, i.e. "Greenwich
mean time" (the term used in law since 1880) or one hour in advance of
GMT. This does of course mean that some days contain 25 or 23 hours at
the end and start of summer time.

Joseph S. Myers
Received on Thu Aug 31 2000 - 23:34:17 PDT

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