A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robin Stuart
Date: 2020 May 1, 11:16 -0700
You wrote: "The equation is not the equation of time."
Maybe there's an insider joke that followers of Futurama understand and is lost on me but actually the equation seems to do a fair job at reproducing the Equation of Time. The second term in B is clearly just decorative sciency stuff that should be ignored. If N is the day of the year then E is an approximation to the Equation of Time. The attached plot shows the results of the formula along with results obtained from MICA for 2020,