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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? -- Eric Raymond is the Margaret Mead John Cowan of the Open Source movement. --Lloyd A. Conway, review