[time-nuts] What time...

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 21 03:08:45 UTC 2012

On 12/20/12 11:57 AM, David McGaw wrote:
> The Mayan calendar, if that is what you are talking about,  rolls over
> at the solstice - Dec. 21, 2012 11:12 UTC.
Hunt back in the archives a couple days...

The long count rollover isn't solstice linked.. it's just a sequential 
day count (think TAI)..that happens to roll over on the same "day" as 
the solstice occurs.. and it only ticks in "days"..

The Mayans had a solar calendar too.. that one is solstice linked.

And just as with discussions in modern times about leap seconds and UTC 
vs TAI, there were political factors at work with respect to the two 

Appropos of that town in southern France:
plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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