[time-nuts] French Time offset

Rich and Marcia Putz rputz at bnin.net
Wed Mar 18 01:35:59 EDT 2009


Thanks John, yes I'm real. 
The 1978 date is correct, I'm looking for the article to quote. Prior to the decree, France maintained a roughly twelve and a half minute offset. I always was struck by this as the BIPM is located in France, and has been for many years.  Disagreement on the location of the prime meridian perhaps?
Wow, I didn't expect that much response for a trivia question.
Regards to all;
Rich


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