Local vs. Universal Time

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Wed, 28 May 1997 14:36:52 -0600 (MDT)

A recent post suggestedthat local time not be used (probably
if used solely in place of UTC).  Obviously there are good
reasons to work in UTC but local time also has a benefit.

Some bright glints are tied to the "local" sun-satellite-
observer angle.  Knowing that a satellite is prone to a nice
glint coming up in the southeast just after LOCAL sunset in 
the summer helps me decide when to look at an object.

Bottom line is that sometimes both local and UTC times can be
of value.

Ron Lee
MDT or UT-6 (normally MST or UT-7)

PS.  Watch my UT time for morning reports.  I have one way to
determine UT from 0 hours UT (which is now 6 PM local) to local 
midnight, and sometimes fail to properly ADD 6 (or 7) hours to 
LOCAL time after midnight to get UT.