Re: [LEAPSECS] "Universial" Time,"Terrestrial" Time -- time for new terminology?

From: Joseph S. Myers <jsm28_at_CAM.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 10:18:21 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Deckers, Michael wrote:

> The word, universal, for days starting at midnight, already appears
> in the resolutions of the International Meridian Conference
> held 1884-10-01..22 in Washington DC:

It already appears in the *title* of the conference, which was held "for
the purpose of fixing a prime meridian and a universal day". So you'll
need to look at the history leading up to that conference for why a
"universal day" was so termed.

Joseph S. Myers
Received on Wed Jul 09 2003 - 02:28:58 PDT

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