From: Mike Ayers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 16:35:42 CST
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Werner LEMBERG
> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 2:26 PM
> > But for certain purposes e.g. historical astronomical calculations
> > (used for establishing chronology from records of eclipses etc) the
> > year numbers used are effectively negative numbers (and zero) AD.
> Well, astronomers normally convert everything to Julian Day
> (JD) numbers, starting at January 1st, -4712 (this is -4713 BC), 12h.
"(this is 4713 B.C.)", perhaps?
> Today we have JD 2453291.
The astronomers calendar is, I have faith, very useful to
astronomers, but probably rather poor for the rest of us - can't even
distinguish the seasons with it.
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