time, calendar, datetime, etc

John Roth newsgroups at jhrothjr.com
Sun Aug 3 12:47:24 CEST 2003


"Dennis Lee Bieber" <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
news:ceauv-uj3.ln1 at beastie.ix.netcom.com...
> John Roth fed this fish to the penguins on Friday 01 August 2003 04:16
> am:
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> > Frankly, if what was wanted was a single, consistent and usable
> > definition of time, the astronomical Julian date is it. It's a single
> > number,
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>         Calculated using the J2000 definition, or the B1900 definition?

AFIK, it hasn't changed. I *think* you're talking about the epoch,
which is an astronomical thing that's rightly ignored outside of astronomy.
Even astrologers ignore it: we prefer to know where the vernal equinox
is at date, not where it is at some other date.

John Roth
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