Re: CHAT: Telling time
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 19:12|
Mark J. Reed scripsit:
> As to the details, it's fairly complex. You begin with
> the assumption that the moment of the first New Moon ("molad") of
> Creation was on Sunday, October 6, 3761 BC (Julian) at 20 hours and
> 906 halakim, that is, 20:50:20, Universal Time.
I should think that Jerusalem LMT (UTC+2:20:56) would be the relevant
kind of time for this computation. Is it the mean Sun or the actual Sun
whose setting controls the beginning of the day, anyhow?
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