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    Re: Sun Slow Day
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 2011 Feb 10, 13:12 -0500
    Doh!  Right.  Thanks!

    On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Apache Runner <apacherunner@gmail.com> wrote:
    My question is why, if the maximum variation is 14 min 13 seconds, has the astro website I have been using to tell me the time of meridian passage been telling me LAN is 12:19 here in Portsmouth?     

    What's the problem?  If your latitude is is 76.3 degrees W, it's .13 degrees past the mid-point of the time-zone, which adds 5.2 minutes to the LAN at 75 degrees W, and since the Sun is 14 minutes late, that's 19.2 minutes after 12:00, which works out exactly as you'd expect. 

    Dr. Patrick Goold
    Department of Philosophy
    Virginia Wesleyan College
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    757 455 3357

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