Reckoning Of TiME

In solar energy calculations, apparent solar time (AST) must be used to express the time of day. Apparent solar time is based on the apparent angular motion of the sun across the sky. The time when the sun crosses the meridian of the observer is the local solar noon. It usually does not coincide with the 12:00 o'clock time of a locality. To convert the local standard time (LST) to apparent solar time, two corrections are applied; the equation of time and longitude correction. These are analyzed next.

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Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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