[LEAPSECS] Straw men

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Jan 9 14:40:26 EST 2012

Rob Seaman <seaman at noao.edu> wrote:


> Apparent solar time is derived from mean solar time, not the other way

> around.

That is how it has been calculated for the last century or two, but
historically it was the other way around. The word "derived" is unhelpful
because it sounds too much like historical development rather than

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