Time Shift (VIII)

Time Shift (VIII)

I must correct a post I wrote last year, and I’ll do right after I publish this:

Last year I saw something occurring in the night-sky at 5:00 Spanish time (UTC + 1, in winter time, UTC+ 2, in summer time), so UTC, or better [see note below] GMT (zero meridiane) 4:00 a.m. time.

NOTE: Canary Islands are said to be UTC + 1 in winter or UTC + 2 in summer, which is the Spanish time, minus one hour. they are 15º of difference in longitude, and that is correct, but Iceland has a local time of UTC zero shift, this means to anybody who does not know where Saouarkrokur is (to tell one location in West Fjords Region, in Iceland), or to put it simpler, anybody who does not know geography enough as to tell the difference in longitud between Greenwich (London, Great Britain), and Saouarkrokur (Iceland), to think both locations are into the same range for meridiane zero (the one for Greenwich), but that is not correct because there is a difference of one hour, because Iceland is 15º West from Great Britain, so Icelanders (-15º) should have a difference of one hour with 0º longitude reference in Greenwich (don’t sweat, I will not explain the United States different time references, though they have one: PST, Pacific Standard Time, which I like because of its name 🙂 ).
GMT is suppossed to be for geographic areas, whereas UTC is only for time in terms of synchronization and has no geographic area associated, in theory, although the hubs and servers locations might be somewhere.
So, the same event according to different timetables conventions can be recorded as different moments despite being the same and occur in the same instant.

The 23rd of December 2014, at GMT 4:00 a.m. | 5:00 a.m. UTC + 1, Spanish time, I thought I was seeing Ursa Minor, and Polaris swirling around, I was wrong, it was not Ursa Minor, it was Ursa Major, but I noted down, positions, dates and times, (… the link to the post I wrote last December (2014) about that).

I put the previous info and links for everybody to know, so if you spot any other mismatch, please let me know, because I do all the work here alone (and this topic takes a lot of time, because of observations being done,  also made by me alone), and if I proofread everything, I don’t have time left to write anything new (in the event that you cannot comment for any reason (-> I have been experiencing inconveniences regarding my personal data, internet connections, and telephones, for quite a few (365 days average) years, so I would not be very surprised if anyone was trying to contact me, and somehow [hackers, bugs, and that sort of things…], was being deviated anywhere else, or prevented anyhow, which a friend confirmed me some years (of the usual kind to everybody) ago, when she tried to send me an SMS by phone, and she couldn’t, so she told me some months (of the usual kind) later) afterwards), let me know by email or mobile (view full profile), and remember I live in Spain, so add Spain telephony prefix if you call from outside).

The important thing is I have just noticed stars are now (well… at 7:00 a.m. UTC + 1), more or less in the same positions. If you read that post while I am correcting it, you can see the drawing I did then.

This means a difference between the dates from 2014 to 2015 of almost eleven days: ten days and 22 hours (I haven’t had on account the day to be added next year in February the 29th, but stars have their own paces, and I am afraid they didn’t either. so I’ll revise later, because part of this difference for the hours, can also be because of that, the day-lapse each four average years which is called leap year day, in which case a subtraction from 2012 <-> today 2015 <-> 2016 should be made, and would be 23 hours more or less of difference).

[By the way… day arrived clear to everyone at 08:20 a.m. (UTC + 1) winter time, December the 11th 2015. Today the 12th it did so at 08:16 a.m. (UTC + 1, wintertime)].

ten days of 24 hours + 22 hours are 240 + 22 hours = 262 hours.

This gives a calculon that is not easy to explain, but as I told you in earlier posts, I concluded distorted-days, distorted-months, and distorted-years, I have to write it in an easily understandable way for everybody, I will repeat the values: distorted-day has 15 hours, and distorted-month has 9 days of  24-hours, so in 24-hours days, a distorted-year has 108 days, I already wrote about this.

I’ll add the leap year calculon here:

I’ll publish now, but beware I haven’t proofread yet 🙂 .

See this other post instead.

Given the fact that, at least in Spain 🙂 legal year has 360 days (which is so in order to calculate the amount of money in terms of severance pay for workers after being fired, thing I know because of a subject in the education system in Spain which was called FOL (I don’t know if it has been modified, or if it still exists, “Formación y Orientación Laboral”), this means each  legal month has 30 days (of the usual kind to everyone), so as the difference with the usual average year is 5 days and six hours, each four years, there is a difference with Spanish lapse of four legal years of 20 days and 6 x 4 = 24 hours, being then 21 days each four years (21 x 24 = 504 hours, in legal years), or to put it simpler, half an hour per each month all along the four years (the old known to everybody type of 365). This is 30 minutes per month (with a certain degree of error), so one minute per day in the average year (the usual one).

But, 504 hours of difference all along the four years lapse are, 504 x 60 = 30240 minutes all along the four years lapse. That’s the amount of minutes all along the 2103840 minutes (with that amount added) in the four years lapse. So 2103840 – 30240 = 2073600 minutes is what is considered throughout all that four years lapse, and the 30240 minutes varies from 0 displacement in March the First at 00:00 a.m. to February the 29th 23:59:59 p.m. each leap year.

As we are now in 2015, and next year there is a leap day to be added in February the 29th, let’s see:

18 days to December the 31st + 31 days to January the 31st + 28 days to February the 29th

18 + 31 + 28 = 77 days, but I did the observation yesterday 12th December 2015 at 7:00 a.m. Spanish time, so it is not today, but yesterday’s date, and that’s one more day to add:

77 + 1 = 78 days to February the 29th, and that’s 30 + 30 + 17 days and 17 hours to 00:00 a.m. February the 29th 2016, and one additional day to the 1st of March, which will be when the leap day for the leap year will be more close to a true time in the four years (of the usual kind to everyone) lapse, so one more day -> 78 + 1 = 79, giving a partial value of 30 + 30 + 18 days, and 17 hours to 00:00 a.m. March the 1st 2016 (this is why then on, the day for the week takes one more step in the week), so taking  Saturday, December the 12th this year, next year will be Monday December the 12th because of the leap day taken in February the 29th.

Making this leap day count before February the 29th, does not make week take one step more, being February the 1st 2015 on Sunday, and the same date in 2016 on Monday.

I will go on updating later, when I have made a table and some drawings for other dates values, if you search by month have in mind the Ursae, and Polaris corrections I had done previously, and have done again today.

(I am a bit tired, so, in order not to consider 14:30 p.m. Spanish time for lunch, as an ‘afterhours’ timetable 🙂 , I must sleep for a while, I’ll be updating or continuing this series, in another post late in the afternoon, or perhaps tomorrow, keep making your own measurements and observations).

I have been making observations throughout all the day and made some photographs into which you will have to look for the last group of numbers (until I edit the captions to make them more legible to everybody) to read the hour minute and second _hhmmss.

I put brief explanations, I’ll deploy after the photographs (crops I made in the original ones, to make them all look alike, and more comfortable to see, where you can see the shadows on the buildings and the street along with the time (my clock might be a few seconds displaced) I made the photographs  series.



You cannot see it in the above image, but it is visible below, the reference is the begining of the brown bar on the right of the window, and its other edge is for the image below.



The frames in the windows.



The night between yesterday and today, I was watching Polaris at various times, it moved: the 11th at 20:00 p.m. Spanish time, it was aligned with the shadow below, and was also in that position since 5:00 a.m. today 12th December 2015, but at 2:00 a.m. it was aligned with the usual Polaris position which you can see marked on the building by the shadow in another image that is not this below, so in some moment in the three hours lapse, Polaris position moved like that (precession) between the two points in time when I made the observations.

This below corresponds to the question mark in the drawing I made, the window frame is the reference.



Do not look for explanations on the change in the luminosity for the images, cameras are like that, I did not use a tripod, so the focal point and plane varies a little, that is why.





These two below correspond to Polaris position usually, they are separated one another for some seconds because of the shadow not being neat on the wall, or the telephone with which I did the photographs not shooting on time.

The window frame is the reference.





I made these three for the ‘7’ (image right below), and ‘8’ (the next two lower images) positions in the (previous post) drawing. The shadow was not clear enough to make only one, so from the last two pick what you think is more accurate in time.







Next are from other window in the same wall of my home from which I can see the floor in the street. I did this below right after closing the other window, to have another perspective.



Between the previous image and next two images below there has been a lapse of, thirty, and fifty minutes in time (more or less) respectively. I made them only to compare with some drawings I made last year in my papers, and also to check speed (the same 55 minutes I wrote then, between the last photograph and IMG_2015-12-12_13:19:21) of the shadows cast between those references.






As you can see above, almost 55 minutes. I’ll keep commenting in this post in forthcoming updates.

Happy Christmas!

(Some hours, though not very much, later…).

December the 13th 2015 02:14 a.m. Spanish reference time (UTC + 1).

I published a comment in my Google+ space into which I log in every so (not very) often, I will paste here what I said there about this topic.

At 20:00 p.m. UTC+1 Polaris was again where I had been seing it from my window since two weeks ago. [this year 2015]
This means there has been an angle variation (and back) from today December the 11th at 04:00 a.m.  until today [December the 12th] at 20:00 of 9 clock minutes (to a certain degree of error), and that is an angle displacement of 2º 15′ (and back, thus, 4º 30′), in other words:

That’s precession, and the Earth releasing its overheat by quaking, with big earthquakes, which draw out heat turning it mainly into, both movement (kinetic energy), and magnetism getting to the core.

Read this series: ‘Time Shift’, on this Global Issue I am writing about, and browse my blog for any other topic you can pick or search for in my blog.


I am now watching the night-sky, I’ll be updating this post, as I am doing my observations.

It is moving, the place where my window frame falls on the building in front (which you see in the photographs), when I open the window (to avoid the glass pane refration), close one eye (to avoid parallax error), look from the same height, and make Polaris coincide with the frame.

Well, it is the Earth’s rotation axis, indeed, but unless I use one of my pizza or olive dusk’s abridged explanations for that, it is easier to understand explained like that.

If you look now you will see it live.

Ursa Major rising in the sky while Polaris in Ursa Minor starts moving steadily towards the mark for Polaris position. and also Ursa Major changing the direction (because of rotation, such as a sticker cylinder stuck on a record, would change sense of direction if you observed it with your eyes at the same height as the record in the turntable while it is turning, well… sort of… or would you prefer an explanation with an olive on a turning pizza into a microwave oven? 🙂  ) from going rightwards, to going leftwards.

Yesterday Ursa Major started rising above the building edge I have in front of my window at 5:30 a.m. Spanish time, more or less, and at that time Polaris had already turned back to where it is now, the question mark position in the drawing.

I think it will move (because of BOTH refraction, and magnetical drive of Sun’s light) when the Sun be at a certain degree , depending on time.

I have some Stellarium snapshots I did yesterday, I’ll upload them as they are and won’t add any explanations.

December 12th_0

December 12th_0

December 12th_1

December 12th_1

December 12th_2

December 12th_2

December 12th_3

December 12th_3

You can swap the inclination for the images with the Stellarium program, by clicking on the two keyboard keys [Ctrl] + [M].

December 12th_4

December 12th_4

December 12th_5

December 12th_5

At 6:35 a.m. Spanish time, today, December the 13th, I checked with my eyes and the frame of my window the angle for two of the stars in Casiopea respect the floor of my livingroom was 90º of arc circumference, but in this case I have nothing in front to block the view. Here you are a Stellarium snapshot I have just made.

December 13th _one

December 13th _one

These two are an anticipation in time, I will check later, and I’ll tell you, but I’ll do (along with some other calculi, including the leap year calculon I started, but haven’t yet finished, in the next post of this ‘Time Shift’ series, for which I will not make further thorough nightly observations, only watching carefully (if I do, sunrise, sunset and) true mezzogiorno if it is sunny.

December 13th_two

December 13th_two

December 13th_three

December 13th_three

Happy Christmas!

Acerca de María Cristina Alonso Cuervo

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