Julian Day


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Julian day

[′jül·yən ¦dā]
(astronomy)
The number of each day, as reckoned consecutively since the beginning of the present Julian period on January 1, 4713 B.C.; it is used primarily by astronomers to avoid confusion due to the use of different calendars at different times and places; the Julian day begins at noon, 12 hours later than the corresponding civil day.

Julian Day

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

For simplifying certain kinds of calculations, it was found to be helpful to delete references to months and years, and simply number all days consecutively. Each such numbered day is referred to as a Julian Day (JD).

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Caption: Figure 7: Climatological anomaly propagation of the number of rain pixels for (a) convective and (b) stratiform rain types in the 2-dimensional space with time (Julian day) and latitude.
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Many years ago I was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University in England researching the origins of the Julian Period, on which the Julian Day count is based.