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    Sun Slow Day is coming
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Feb 8, 11:15 -0800

    February 10, around midnight Eastern Time in the US (or around 05:00 on the 11th Greenwich date), the Sun is "slowest" for the year, relative to standard mean time. The real Sun will lag the fictitious mean Sun (the one we're supposed to set our clocks to) by 3.55 degrees of longitude or about 14 minutes 13 seconds in time. If you happen to live 3.55 degrees to the east of the central meridian of your time zone, as I nearly do, then this date is the only date during the year when it is local apparent noon right at 12:00 on the clock. For the rest of the period from November to March when we're on EST, the Sun is early to the meridian in this longitude with LAN between 11:30 and 12:00. For the two-thirds of the year when we're on EDT, the Sun is much later to the meridian, and LAN occurs between about 12:29 and 12:55. But this week it's "noon at noon".

    Oh look... it's snowing! :)


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