[time-nuts] French Time offset
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Mar 18 19:33:55 UTC 2009
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"Lux, James P" <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov> writes:
: > Actually, there this paper:
: > http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/seago.pdf
: > says that the delta was 9 minutes and 20 seconds (see page
: > 10) Historic Universal Time (GMT) in France.
: > Warner
: 9 min 20 sec = 9.333 mins = 0.155 hours = 2.33 degrees of longitude = 2 deg 20 min longitude = longitude of Paris
: Which makes sense.. The article actually talks about France defining GMT in terms of PMT.
Yes. I think that the 12.5 minute shift never really happened and all
that happened was that was that France went from defining GMT in terms
of PMT to a direct definition...
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