I had a brainstorm that wouldn’t it be nice to be able to express time as a decimal year and to use that in practice. I recorded my thoughts in Excel (and stuck in a Copyright (c) 2007, Richard L. Mitchell).

Then I started searching on the Internet. I see in Wikipedia that I am not the first one to have such a thought. There is an article on Decimal Time and several related articles. Also I read up on time on the U.S. Navel Observatory web site. I found similar but not identical ideas. Most had to do with decimally dividing the day but an equinox may also be involved. It appears that just such a time was actually instituted post French Revolution.

See http://www.enlitants.com/EarthDecimalTime.html

It is a proposal! Please comment!


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Last Modified: September 19, 2013

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