[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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