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

Jim Palfreyman jim77742 at gmail.com
Sun May 28 19:14:05 EDT 2017

Personally I go with the Nature article. The other papers look like they
are anomaly hunting because they have a known event.

Having said that, we have two H masers at our observatory in Hobart and we
have a system set up to measure their phase difference down to about 0.03
ns. I will report back any anomaly.

We, of course, are not in the path of the eclipse, however gravitationally
there is still an alignment. Just through the Earth.

Jim Palfreyman

On 29 May 2017 at 08:17, iovane--- via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:

> 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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