[tz] TIme in Belize

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Sun Nov 8 05:58:45 UTC 2020

On Sat 2020-11-07T19:37:59-0800 Paul Eggert hath writ:
> This says nothing about civil time observed in Belize city *before* 1912;
> it's only an old-fashioned way to specify civil time in Belize *after* 1912.

I think a good avenue is to seek a library which has a complete
collection of "The Honduras Almanack".  One copy from 1829 is widely
found online, e.g.

That 1829 edition says that the Belize Meridian is longitude
88 deg 02 arcmin 00 arcsec.
That location likely applies to a location in Fort George, and
the WGS 84 longitude for the Fort George site is about
88 deg 10 arcmin 55 arcsec,
so that gives a clock difference of over 30 seconds.

If such a library exists then it should give clues for the evolution
of the believed coordinates of Belize.

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