[LEAPSECS] Degrees of Accommodating Time Based on Earth Rotation

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Nov 2 14:51:24 EDT 2010

In message <alpine.LSU.2.00.1011021839340.6634 at hermes-2.csi.cam.ac.uk>, Tony Fi
nch writes:

>On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:


>> Finagle Subject to

>> Factor Unit/Resolution politics since

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>> Leap days 86400 sec. 2000 bc.

>> Timezones 3600 sec. 1884


>A better date would be 1845 (first petition to parliament in favour of a

>national time zone).

I may be misremembering, I thought the longitude conference was in 1884 ?

>There is still an active argument along these lines about how to determine

>when Ramadan starts.

And a very vocal subgroup, who argues that astronomical observations
is no way to run a religion it in climates like Denmark...

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