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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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The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, therefore, in a surprisingly Talmudic fashion, announces every year whether to add a leap year to bring Earth time completely in sync with solar time, although this practice is not universally accepted.
Kuwait follows a clock-based schedule for daily urban activities that do not change throughout the course of the year, unlike agriculture-related routines that are governed by daylight hours and solar time.
where AST and LST refer to solar time and local standard time, respectively.
Greenwich Mean Time corresponds to the mean solar time at the meridian crossing the Greenwich Royal Observatory, near London.
3-5 show the instantaneous variation during each day of the solar time, filling ratio, inclination angle and the hot water mass flow rate of the wickless heat pipe evacuated tube solar collector (HP-ETSC).
As many have pointed out, we still sail by Euclidian geometry and continually use solar time in our daily activities.
Values refer to mid-July at 12:00 noon solar time and at times displaced six hours on either side of solar noon, 6:00 and 18:00 hours, where noon solar time is defined by the solar zenith angle [theta] having its minimum value for the day.
Doing this for terrestrial and solar time series, we shall identify their respective cycles, isolate and compare the common ones.
[v.sub.ST] = 1/15-speed of solar time change in time zone deg./h, [[phi].sub.MTZ]-longitude of meridian for the local time zone, deg.
Dai reported the preferred direction of diffusion from 15 days, plotted against Wuhan Solar Time. In Fig.
Until 1968, the length of the second was based on the rotation of the Earth by observing mean solar time at astronomical observatories.

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