[time-nuts] Why sunspots affect a pendulum?

iovane at inwind.it iovane at inwind.it
Wed Oct 14 18:04:50 EDT 2015

>Antonio - that sunspot comment was made as a joke!

Ok, I really didn't realize this.

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>In the other thread "How did they distribute time in the old days?" Bill
>> It loses or gains about a minute a month depending on the moon phase 
>>or sunspots.
>Why should sunspots affect the rate of a pendulum clock? Sunspots are not
>related to gravity. What about?  Any other kind of clocks is affected by
>sunspots? Who knows? Is what Bill stated reliable? Any paper or website
>about?I would be interested in recorded pendulum clock drift data.
>Antonio I8IOV

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