[time-nuts] Eclipses and atomic clocks

iovane at inwind.it iovane at inwind.it
Fri Feb 1 19:34:52 EST 2008

Whether or not the rate of atomic clocks may be affected by a solar eclipse is a controversial matter.
NATURE magazine published the article "Chronometry: Effect of the 1999 solar eclipse on atomic clocks",


but the full text is available for free here:


On February 7 we will have a solar eclipse, a good opportunity to make tests, no matter whether 
or not you are in the eclipse path.

Another thing to test is whether or not, around eclipse time, crystal oscillators are more prone to jump.

Good luck.

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