[time-nuts] Re: UTC - A Cautionary Tale

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Wed Jul 20 12:55:26 EDT 2005

At 12:32 PM 7/20/2005, Chris O'Byrne wrote...
>Mike wrote
>> They missed the event by 7 seconds instead of under 1. 
>A one second difference in UT1 does not correspond to a one second
>difference in the observed time of the eclipse in an atomic timescale
>... I now think that is wrong - I now think the ratio is more like
>2:1. I might run a monte-carlo simulation to see exactly what the ratio

So what's the problem? If you miss the eclipse the first time, just set your watch back an hour, then the eclipse with be 1/2 hour in the future and you get another chance. :-)

But the point is still made: 3.5 seconds vs. 1 second. 

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