One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Time as calculated by the motion of the apparent (true) sun. The time indicated by a sundial corresponds to apparent solar time.Compare with mean solar time
- ‘It keeps apparent solar time, which is out of step with modern clock time on several counts.’
- ‘To correct apparent solar time to mean solar time, one uses the equation of time displayed graphically below.’
- ‘The deviations between apparent solar time and mean solar time are described by the equation of time’
- ‘Mean solar time, rather than apparent solar time, is the basis for local civil and standard time.’
- ‘Because of fast long rage communications, local apparent solar time is not useful to regulate our daily activities.’
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