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" A Solar Day is the interval of time between two successive transits of the sun over the same meridian; and the hour-angle of the sun is called Solar Time. "
Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey, for the ... - Page 169
by Edward Charles Frome - 1850 - 253 pages
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A Plain Elementary and Practical System of Natural Experimental Philosophy ...

John Ewing - 1809 - 650 pages
...into time, gives the other part. Then the sum or difference of these will give the whole equation. A solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun over the meridian, which is always more than a revolution of the earth on its axis, and at a mean rate is measured...
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Dictionary of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, According to the ...

James Mitchell - 1823 - 576 pages
...determined. DATUM, the singular of data. DAY, in Astronomy t is that portion of time which elapses between two successive transits of the sun over the same meridian ; and the hours are counted from one period to another, from one to twentyfour. Mean Solar DAY. The solar...
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A treatise on navigation, and nautical astronomy

Edward Riddle - 1824 - 551 pages
...sidereal day is the interval between two successive transits of a fixed star; and a solar or an apparent day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun over any meridian. The sidereal day commences when the first point of Aries is on the meridian, and the...
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Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey, for the ...

Edward Charles Frome - 1840 - 200 pages
...the co-latitude of the place. The natural standards of the measurement of time are the tropical yew and the solar day, and these are in a manner forced...varying; so that, although it is the only solar time which can be verified by observation,\i is quite unfit for application to general use. The mean solar...
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An Elementary Course of Mathematics: Designed Principally for Students of ...

Harvey Goodwin - 1846 - 468 pages
...on its axis. Sidereal hours are those marked by the sidereal clock already described. (Art. 28.) The solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun, and is therefore not of constant length ; hence, although the beginning of this day is marked by a...
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Mathematics for practical men

Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1848 - 80 pages
...Common Year. Leap Year. Julian Year. Solar Year. Sidereal Year. A solar day is the time that elapses between two successive transits of the sun over the same meridian, and is not alwavs of equal duration, being longer at some seasons of the vear than at others; the difference...
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Navigation and Nautical Astronomy: The Practical Part, Containing Rules for ...

H. W. Jeans - 1853 - 279 pages
...first point of Aries over the same meridian. It begins when that point of Aries is on the meridian. The apparent solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun's centre over the same meridian. It begins when that point is on the meridian. * According to Bessel...
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Navigation and nautical astronomy, Part 1

Henry William Jeans - 1858
...first point of Aries over the same meridian. It begins when that point of Aries is on the meridian. The apparent solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun's centre over the same meridian. It begins when that point is on the meridian. * According to Bessel...
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Surveyor's and Engineer's Companion: a Comcise Treatise on Mathematical ...

William Schmolz - 1859 - 118 pages
...Time. — Solar Time is measured by the daily motion of the sun. A Solar Day is the interval of time between two successive transits of the sun over the same meridian ; and the hour angle of the sun is called Solar Time, This is the most natural and direct measure of time....
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Arithmetic, designed for the use of schools

John William Colenso (bp. of Natal.) - 1864
...i pt, congius = 6 serf. = 3 qts., modius = 2 gals., urna — 8 gals., amphora=.6 gals. A (SWor J)ay is the interval between two successive transits of the Sun over the meridian of any place ; but, from several causes, this interval is continually varying, though slightly,...
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