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Registered: 12/6/04
Calendar correction
Posted: Oct 26, 1995 2:10 PM
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Haste makes waste.
When Lou Talman corrected by memory of the length of the year from 365.248 to
365.242 I replied:
> Thank you, Lou. That means the Gregorian is off by 26 seconds every 400
years. Not
> bad. I wonder if that's why the keepers of the atomic clock add leap
seconds to a day
> every so often. I suspect not, but that it rather is related to the length
of the day and
> the slowing of the earth's rotation.

Just so no one quotes me on that, I rushed my reply. The 26 seconds is per
year, so the current Gregorian Calendar would be off some 3 hours in 4
centuries. Still not bad. So in some 3 millenia remember to adjust your
calendar by another day.

Sorry for the earlier posting.

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