[time-nuts] French Time offset
Lux, James P
james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 18 12:58:38 UTC 2009
On 3/17/09 10:35 PM, "Rich and Marcia Putz" <rputz at bnin.net> wrote:
> Thanks John, yes I'm real.
> The 1978 date is correct, I'm looking for the article to quote. Prior to the
> decree, France maintained a roughly twelve and a half minute offset. I always
> was struck by this as the BIPM is located in France, and has been for many
> years. Disagreement on the location of the prime meridian perhaps?
Paris is at 2degrees 20 min longitude, which isn't enough to account for
12.5 minutes. Sevres (where BIPM is) is actually a bit to the west, so even
less solar time difference.
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