Time zone: the next generation
ken.pizzini at explicate.org
Mon Mar 7 14:45:36 UTC 2005
On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 11:36:19AM +0000, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Ken Pizzini said:
> > * a "Modified Julian Date" (Gregorian 1970-01-01 CE == MJD 40587)
> > [specified relative to a convenient-to-the-program location
> > on earth, not necessarily the location mentioned above]
> Why MJD and not true Julian Date?
No good technical reason. I just personally have encountered use
of MJD more frequently than I have of true Julian date, and the
MJD use of midnight for the day-transition aligns better with our
uses than the true Julian date's use of noon. Either one would
work well though.
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