In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Peter Bunclark writes:
>On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Tom Van Baak wrote:
>> have no leap seconds. Astronomers appear to avoid
>> using MJD altogether.
>Good grief.  MJD is used widely in astronomy, for example in variablility
>studies where you want a real number to represent time rather than deal
>with the complications of parsing a date. It tends to be written into the
>FITS header of practically every data file observed.

So how do you deal with fractional days in that format ?

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