[tz] Mozambique officially uses LMT?

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Thu Aug 30 16:19:46 UTC 2018

On Thu 2018-08-30T12:29:30+0200 Philip Paeps hath writ:
> It may be worth checking whether the individual documenting the lunar
> eclipse didn't just copy the rubric from the previous eclipse.

A better check would be to find an official timetable for a recent
solar eclipse in Mozambique.  The times in that table would say
whether it was produced using the actually different contact times in
each city or whether the contact times for one city were incorrectly
shifted according to the longitude of other cities.

> Arguably, using LMT to document celestial observations makes more sense than
> using civil time.  Not being influenced by politics, it makes observations
> decades or centuries apart easier to correlate.

In the case of Mozambique there is no such astronomical observatory.
Every clock would be set (if even that) to some external source of time.

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