solar time

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Related to Apparent solar time: mean solar time, local solar time

solar time

n.
Time based on the rotation of the earth and the position of the sun in the sky with respect to the local meridian.
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Local Apparent Time (LAT), also called apparent solar time or sundial time, is what people used long ago when everyone told time by the Sun.
After careful calibration, fasten a pointer to the tube for reading the local apparent solar time. The price paid for the accuracy such a device provides is that there will be two orientations (separated by 90 [degrees]) that will have the brightnesses match.
local apparent solar time (the United States did not adopt standard time zones until 1883).