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tetrastes:

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--- Quote from: MarkMLl on December 25, 2022, 11:04:03 pm ---Christmas Day is when the Sun is overhead at 12:00:00.

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???
You are confusing something.

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Nope. Equation of time is zero. It conveniently sidesteps all this "we are the custodians of the One True Calendar" malarkey :-)

MarkMLl

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I understand "the Sun is overhead at 12:00:00" as "the Sun is at zenith", am I not right?
And Equation of time is zero (and not at 12:00:00, 2022.12.25 at 12:00:00 it is -0.05 min, taken from https://planetcalc.com/9198/) 4 times in a year.

MarkMLl:

--- Quote from: tetrastes on December 26, 2022, 12:25:19 pm ---I understand "the Sun is overhead at 12:00:00" as "the Sun is at zenith", am I not right?
And Equation of time is zero (and not at 12:00:00, 2022.12.25 at 12:00:00 it is -0.05 min, taken from https://planetcalc.com/9198/) 4 times in a year.

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Yes, I agree that my choice of "overhead" was a bit on the sloppy side. But I do find all this seasonal posturing a bit infuriating at times, particularly when the people who make the most fuss about it are the ones most likely to forget what's actually being celebrated.

When I was a lad decorations went up on Christmas Eve and came down at Epiphany. And cards posted on Christmas Eve were delivered Christmas Day. And a substantial part of the population went to church to celebrate.

MarkMLl

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metis:
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KodeZwerg:
Whenever it happen in your country/religion, happy new year!!!

Grüße aus Deutschland   :-*