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Re^2: Daylight saving time in my region should be...

by ww (Bishop)
on Dec 06, 2011 at 03:16 UTC ( #941951=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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So that would result in hours of varying duration (from, say, winter to summer)? And minutes would get longer at night, in the winter, except at the equator? And would it be a minute or a second or ?? that defines the period from sunrise to sunset north of the Arctic Cirle in the summer?

And how should I calculate my location -- whether with a sextant and slide-rule or with a GPS? Either is going to have a hard time with definitions of units of time "relative to sunrise/sunset."

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Re^3: Daylight saving time in my region should be...
by mertserger (Curate) on Dec 06, 2011 at 10:21 UTC
    In the ancient world of Greece and Rome, the day was indeed divided into twelve hours of daylight and twelve of dark so the length of the hour did vary depending on the time of year.
Re^3: Daylight saving time in my region should be...
by chacham (Parson) on Dec 06, 2011 at 03:58 UTC

    Good point. I was focusing on my day not on interacting with others. :)

    As for hours changing, that has always been the case. Because the clock, that is how people worked, and quite nicely. People worked longer in the summer than the winter, and so on.

    As for matching up with other people, perhaps the 24-hour clock should indeed be used.

    Just a thought.

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