Re: Terminology, controversy, flare, NORAD, altitude, etc.

Alphonse POUPLIER (
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 17:19:24 +0200 (MET DST)

>From Walter Nissen:

>Alphonse POUPLIER,, writes: 
>> There is a recommendation of the International Astronomical Union: 
>> Longitudes from 0 to 360 deg. EAST
>I think the IGU(?), International Geophysical Union(?) and the AGU 
>recommend essentially the same thing, allowing negatives for the West, 
>and that there is very general agreement about this.  Use of West 
>longitude is obsolete. 
>> Who uses it? Almost nobody... 
>> I do. 
>Many organizations use East. 
>(Summary:  Use East longitude). 

The recommendation is "Longitudes from 0 to 360 deg. EAST"
It's why I say: Who uses it? Almost nobody...
I sould add "for those in the longitudes over 180 degres".
See Walters's signature.

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