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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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Text-book of Popular Astronomy ...

William Guy Peck - 1883 - 406 pages
...latitude ; and AM < , the reduction. Fig 47. Geocentric Latitude. Apparent and Mean Solar Time. 78. An apparent solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun over the upper branch of the same meridian ; time reckoned in terms of this unit is called apparent solar time....
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The Observatory, Volume 8

1885 - 498 pages
...exhibited on the various dials throughout the Observatory, and finally for its public distribution. The interval between two successive transits of the Sun over the same meridian is the solar day, which day varies in length, first by reason of the unequal apparent motion of the...
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The Observatory, Volume 8

1885 - 478 pages
...exhibited on the various dials throughout the Observatory, and finally for its public distribution. The interval between two successive transits of the Sun over the same meridian is the solar day, which day varies in length, first by reason of the unequal apparent motion of the...
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Miscellaneous Documents: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 49th ..., Volume 9

United States. Congress. House - 1885 - 558 pages
...ordinary life, and 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 tho hour-angle of the sun is called Solar Time. This is the most natural and direct measure of time....
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A Treatise on Nautical Astronomy: For the Use of Students

John Merrifield - 1886 - 376 pages
...the horizon governs the social life of mankind, his transit has been adopted as the beginning of the day. The APPARENT SOLAR DAY is the interval between two successive transits of the sun's centre across the same meridian, and begins when the sun's centre is on the meridian. This is...
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An Arithmetic for Preparatory Schools, High Schools, and Academies

Charles Austin Hobbs - 1889 - 366 pages
...week (wk.). 365 days =1 year (yr.). 366 days = 1 leap year. 100 years = 1 century. The length of a solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun over the same meridian. The length of a civil day is the interval between two successive midnights, and is the average length...
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A Treatise on Trigonometry

James Edward Oliver - 1889 - 178 pages
...declination is 23 27' s., the day is shortest in north latitudes, and the night longest (winter solstice). The interval between two successive transits of the sun over the same meridian is an apparent solar day. This interval varies, from two causes : the obliquity of the ecliptic, and...
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Physics for University Students: Mechanics, sound and light

Henry Smith Carhart - 1894 - 394 pages
...7. The Unit of Time. — The unit of time universally employed is the second of mean solar time. An apparent solar day is the interval between two successive transits of the sun's centre across the meridian of any place. But the apparent solar day varies in length from day...
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Congressional Serial Set

1895 - 578 pages
...ordinary life, and 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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The Complete Compendium of Universal Knowledge: Containing All You Want to ...

William Ralston Balch - 1895 - 836 pages
...purposes of life, and is meas ured 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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