Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Whittet (
11 Oct 1995 03:03:51 GMT

In article <45e914$>, says...
>In article <45c37c$>,
>Christopher R. Volpe <> wrote:
>>In article <45bvu4$>, (Whittet) writes:
>>>Not at all. Miles are usually used in measuring the earth. There
>>>are 365240 feet in a degree of latitude at the eguator. Thus the
>>>foot serves to relate time to space which is a very useful function.
>>This is silly. The foot doesn't "serve" to relate anything that can't be
>>related with a meter. And where are you getting "time" from in the above

number of days in a millenium = 365.24 x 1000 = 365240
>Not only that, it's not even close to the right number.
>A degree of latitude at the equater is roughly 60 nautical miles,
>or about 69 statute miles, which is well more than 365240 feet.

24902.72727 miles circumference /360 = 69.17424241667 miles in a degree
69.17424241667 x 5280 = 365240 feet
>(And, yes, it's silly.)