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    Re: Today is Sun fast day
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2014 Nov 3, 15:07 -0500

    OK Frank,
    Have you finally completely forsaken Chicago for Rhode Island?  Rudely enquiring minds want to know.
    Fred Hebard
    On Nov 3, 2014, at 2:31 PM, Frank Reed wrote:
    > Today is "Sun fast day". The Sun is early to the meridian (and all of its 
    other appointments) today by 16 minutes and 26 seconds or equivalentally 4� 
    06.4' of longitude. During the next three months, the Equation of Time, which 
    is the traditional name for the amount by which the Sun is fast or slow, 
    relative to a true clock, will swing from 16:23 fast to 14:14 slow. Here in 
    central Rhode Island, the Sun reaches the meridian, "high noon", a little 
    more than half an hour before 12:00 o'clock zone time today, while on 
    February 11, the Sun will cross the meridian at almost exactly 12:00 zone 
    time. That's a big change for three short months. 
    > Reminder: analemma.com is a nice old web site with lots of interesting material on this topic.
    > -FER
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