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    Re: Time
    From: Thomas Schmidt
    Date: 2000 Nov 10, 2:54 AM

    Russell Sher wrote:
    > Thomas you wrote...
    > "Meridian Passage of the Sun = the moment when the sun is exactly due
    > south."
    > This depends of course where the observer is. For example here in Cape Town
    > at 34deg. South, the sun is always North of the observer at local apparent
    > noon (LAN).
    > A better definition of LAN is when the sun is on the observer's meridian.
    > Russell
    Ooops, yes; I admit to a case of northernhemispherocentrism; I
    should know better...
    I wanted to avoid the term 'meridian' since the question seemed
    to ask for some very basic definitions and I would probably have
    had to define 'meridian' before using it, so I tried to go the
    easier way.
    If I can find some time over the weekend I'll expand that collection
    of time scales a bit; there are a few interesting things to explain...
      Thomas Schmidt                  e-mail:     schmidt@hoki.ibp.fhg.de

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