apparent noon

apparent noon

The time at which the Sun's center is seen to cross the meridian. See apparent solar time.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

apparent noon

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(astronomy)
Twelve o'clock apparent time, or the instant the apparent sun is over the upper branch of the meridian.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Shadows are shortest and point true north every day at "local apparent noon." That's when the Sun crosses the meridian due south, halfway between sunrise and sunset, and it has little to do with noon by the clock.