Rob Seaman said: > Rather, the often repeated canard that civilians don't give a fig for > the actual position of the sun in the sky implies that it is > precisely apparent solar time that only queer ducks like astronomers > care about. Mean solar time is what civilians DO care about.
Only *very* *very* approximately. In the UK, sunset varies from about 15:30 to about 22:30 LCT. Sunrise isn't an event most people even care about (for me, it shifts from "happens at work" to "happens before I get up" on an annual basis but, during the winter, on a weekly basis as well). Provided that astronomical noon is between about 08:00 and 16:00, most people won't care. "For unless they see the sky, But they can't, and that is why They know not if it's dark outside or light." -- Clive D.W. Feather | Work: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Tel: +44 20 8495 6138 Internet Expert | Home: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Fax: +44 870 051 9937 Demon Internet | WWW: http://www.davros.org | Mobile: +44 7973 377646 Thus plc | |