Re: I Should've Been Asleep Two Hours Ago...
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 17:07|
Quoting Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>:
> Before the railroad spread out in France, every place
> had its own local time (not its local date, though...)
> By the way, when thinking about calendars, let's not
> forget that the length of the day slowly changes too.
> In fact, every changes: the time for the Earth to
> rotate on its own axis, the time for the Moon to
> orbitate around the Earth, the time for the Earth to
> orbitate around the Sun, the distance between Moon and
> Earth, Earth and Sun, etc. So what steady unit could
> we use ?
In my SF coniverse they've got a nice solution for that; the standard year and
day are based on the Earth's orbital characteristica as they were in the early
days of interstellar expansion; since then some 20k years have passed, and the
Earth as gone a bit out of synch, with the result that there's _no_ planet where
the calendrical and seasonal year agrees perfectly. Quite democratic, not?