wrong sky position over March 29, 2014 in Stellarium 12.4

  • Anonymous - 2014-03-26

    What happens beyond March 29, 2014? in my installation, the sky is represented by about 10 ° higher than the day before.
    Example: Deneb from Rome Observatory
    03/29/2014 16:00:00 Az / Alt: +318°13'47"/ +15°15'24"
    03/30/2014 16:00:00 Az / Alt: +311°20'60"/ +22°40'57"
    You can reproduce the problem by setting a date close to 29 March 2014, and see the amount of sky travel across that date.
    I do not know why this happens, maybe it is my local trouble (but my laptop has same problem), but it seems pretty serious. I'm the only one who's wrong? and why?


  • Anonymous - 2014-03-26

    I made a fool of myself
    thank you Alexander

  • barrykgerdes

    barrykgerdes - 2014-03-26

    Before the invention of time zones times were set locally but better communication made this into a terrible mess and so it was decided to divide the world into time zones where 12 noon was the mean meridian.

    This was a great idea and world times were easy to define.

    Then in the 1940's some bright spark come up with the idea we could have more usable sunlight if we regularly changed our clocks to suit this.

    The result of course is back to the confusion that existed before time zones.




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