[time-nuts] Next Aug 21 eclipse and time flow

iovane at inwind.it iovane at inwind.it
Sun May 28 18:17:00 EDT 2017

On august 21 2017 a solar eclipse will sweep USA from coast to coast. A lifetime opportunity to do coordinated experiments to check this or that. One of the questions that doesn't have a final answer yet is whether or not solar eclipses could affect the flow of time. They exist conflicting reports: Negative: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v402/n6763/full/402749a0.html Positive: http://home.t01.itscom.net/allais/blackprior/zhou/zhou-1.pdf          http://home.t01.itscom.net/allais/blackprior/zhou/zhou-2.pdfPersonally I believe that the positive results were due to spurious responses of the atomic clocks to something else than gravity, or the clocks failed for some reason (e.g. jumping crystals then steered), or lower quality clocks had been sold to China. Anyway the recorded data do show an anomaly.As far as I know, no atomic clock tests are planned anywhere for that circumstance, but sincerely I don't believe this is the truth.Maybe the US time-nuts community, using its plenty of atomic clocks, could give the final answer doing tests during the above mentioned eclipse.US time-nuts, what about the idea of doing yourselves a large scale coordinated test? Or do you actually believe that this question is already definitively closed?(Even discovering that atomic clocks might respond to someting else than gravity would be of great interest).Antonio I8IOV

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