[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Mark Calabretta mcalabre at atnf.csiro.au
Thu Feb 10 19:12:36 EST 2011

On Thu 2011/02/10 13:56:22 -0000, Ian Batten wrote
in a message to: Leap Second Discussion List <leapsecs at leapsecond.com>

>> Yes, it seems a likely response. The underlying assumption is

>> that people expect the Sun to be roughly overhead at noon to

>> within a tolerance of about an hour.


>I don't think that's quite true. For a start off, in large parts of

>the world "overhead" simply means "at its zenith" which might be quite

>low in the sky,

I was being "poetic" your honour!

DST fiddles only go to prove that people expect civil time to be
tied to the Sun.

Mark Calabretta

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