Does anyone really know what time it is?

Sand Time

The answer to this question is sequestered at and brought to you by:

This public service is cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of the United States: a Department of Commerce agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and its military counterpart, the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO). Readings from the clocks of these agencies contribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time maintained by both agencies should never differ by more than 0.000 0001 seconds from UTC.

My sunrise this morning was 11 minutes ago, at 0623. Sunset will be at 1637. Other almanac statistics include Moonrise at 1535, Moonset at 0506, and Moonday #13 @ 97%, approaching full.

I prefer my time to be standard as saving time is a misnomer. Time moves in only one direction, can never be saved, and can never be naturally manipulated. So man, by purely artificial means, pretends to manipulate time through the created method of years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. I get the need for this creation.

I spent many years logging my amateur radio activities in Greenwich Mean Time synchronized via radio station WWV broadcasting continuously on frequencies of 2.5 MHz 5 MHz, 10 MHz, 15 MHz – my reliable favorite, and 20 MHz. Tock Tock Tock, at the tone time time will be nn Hours nn Minutes Coordinated Universal Time …. silence, tone, Tock Tock Tock around the clock, around the world. Click the Hear Signal link on their web site to hear a sample.

Closing with these U2 lyrics from Miss Sarajevo.

Is there a time for keeping your distance
A time to turn your eyes away
Is there a time for keeping your head down
For getting on with your day

It is time to get on with the day.


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