Re: [LEAPSECS] name the equinox contest on now

From: <jcowan_at_REUTERSHEALTH.COM>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 10:41:04 -0500

Seeds, Glen scripsit:

> The answer to your question is easy: it's only the apparent sun that matters
> for UT. The rationale here is that we're looking for a time base that's
> maximally useful to most people in the planet, for most of what they do. The
> core of the definition of UT seems to satisfy this.

AFAIU, UT is based on mean time, not apparent time. And anyway, LCT
in Urumchi is about 10^4 s away from LMT *or* LAT. When we swallow the
10^4 s camel, are we really going to worry about the 1 s mote?

(Do I have enough acronyms yet?)

All Gaul is divided into three parts: the part          John Cowan
that cooks with lard and goose fat, the part  
that cooks with olive oil, and the part that  
cooks with butter. -- David Chessler          
Received on Fri Jan 30 2004 - 07:42:30 PST

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