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Time, as in GMT or UTC, is measured plus to the East and minus to the West. Supremely logical, since it fits the movement of solar midday.

Navigators reckon longitude positive to the East, and negative to the West, Why? Well check out that damn' great big yellow star up there, and check it against your ship's chronometer. Works pretty well huh?

Astronomy first started as a science as a service to navigators. In fact, some say that Homer's 'Iliad', where the warriors are entering their boats, that they represented the navigational stars of the Northern hemisphere, and by memorizing them in a poem, it would be easier to identify them when sailing the Mediterranean. Likewise, the second poem, 'The Odyssey' was a warning of various perils. (Bear in mind that Homer wrote down the poems about 500 years after their memorized recital.)

Having said all that, would somebody please kindly tell me why astronomers insist that East is negative, and West is positive? OK, so it means that the Right Ascension increases with time to the West, but that is actually meaningless as the same thing would happen, but just with a minus sign before the number. Mad | :mad:

A few centuries of analytical astronomy fighting five millennia of navigation by the Sun and stars - and the astronomers decide to do it differently!

If you wonder why this rant, I have just wasted a couple of hours trying to track a serious bug - when it was just the wrong sign on the input. Blush | :O Cry | :((
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