[tz] Dealing with Pre-1970 Data
guy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Sep 2 09:01:15 UTC 2013
On Sep 1, 2013, at 3:53 PM, Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> It certainly doesn't seem that way to *me*. For the US, for example, 40 Stat. 450:
> and subsequent laws establishing standardized time in the US are pretty clear. That statute says, for example:
> The standard time of the first zone shall be based on the mean astronomical time of the seventy-fifth degree of longitude west from Greenwich
> and 75 degrees of longitude west of Greenwich, at 1 hour for every 15 degrees, is 75/15 = 5 hours.
That meridian, BTW, does *not* pass through New York City:
(New York *state*, yes, but not New York *City*).
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