Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: Rob Seaman <seaman_at_NOAO.EDU>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 13:24:38 -0700

On Jun 5, 2006, at 1:05 PM, John Cowan wrote:

> (ObOddity: It seems that in Israel, which is on UTC+3, the legal
> day begins at 1800 local time the day before. This simplifies
> the accommodation of Israeli and traditional Jewish law.)

I wouldn't call this an oddity, but rather an interesting and
elegant, one might even say charming, local custom. The logic of
this accommodation between 6:-00 pm clock time and a mean sunset
demonstrates another weakness in the ALHP, since clock time would
drift secularly against mean solar time.

Received on Mon Jun 05 2006 - 13:25:12 PDT

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