Talk:Coordinated Universal Time/Archive 1
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Things are getting confusing; we now have article pages for:
Greenwich Mean Time (redirected to UTC)
GMT (redirected to UTC)
- GMT is an obsolete mean solar time, and not equal to UTC.
- UTC is a special case of Universal Time
- UTC is based on atomic clocks and only indirectly on the Earth's rotation
- UTC IS the central timezone for clock time
I propose the following:
- Redirect GMT to Greenwich Mean Time
- In the Greenwich Mean Time article, put all the stuff on solar time; refer to UTC
- Keep UTC, as it belongs to all the other articles for timezones. Describe its use and implementation based on atmic clocks. Just mention GMT, atomic time, leap seconds; but for all technicalities refer to the Universal Time page.
- In the Universal Time page, describe all the technical differences between the various flavours of UT.