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noon

The time of day at which the Sun crosses the local meridian and is at its highest point above the horizon. This time differs from 12.00 local time by up to about 15 minutes before or after midday, the amount – the equation of time – depending on the time of year.

Noon

 

the moment at which, for a given point on earth, the center of the sun (the true sun or the mean sun) is in the upper culmination. The apparent noon corresponds to a meridian transit by the true sun, while mean noon corresponds to a transit by the mean sun. The time at which noon occurs depends on the geographic longitude. Noon begins one hour later for every 15° of longitude to the west.

noon

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(astronomy)
The instant at which a time reference is over the upper branch of the reference meridian.

noon

The time at which the center of the sun transits a particular meridian.
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There is no knowing to what desperate act of vengeance this unprincipled attack might have aroused the inhabitants, but for the important fact that it now wanted only half a second of noon.
At noon I think he went and saw Polly, for he and Harry came to the stable together, harnessed Hotspur, and took him out.
I've set that old regulator up faster and faster, till I've shoved it clear around, but it don't do any good; she just distances every watch in the ship, and clatters along in a way that's astonishing till it is noon, but them eight bells always gets in about ten minutes ahead of her anyway.
But we had to change our purpose about San Miguel, for a storm came up about noon that so tossed and pitched the vessel that common sense dictated a run for shelter.
Philip Noons, 25, repeatedly punched 55-year-old Ruth Mills in the face, causing her to black out, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Noons and his mother-in-law had earlier been out drinking at the Lazenby Social Club but she had returned home and fallen asleep on the sofa.
There are two noons every day--12 o'clock "standard" time and noon by the sun, which is called solar noon.
Solar noon is when the sun is half way in time--between sunrise and sunset at your location and is therefore called local noon.
HOUSTON -- Founding daughter, Jacky Noons, assumes control of the company
29, 2004, and Noons assumed her new role as president of the company on Monday, Nov.
Where: In the back parking lot of the Rakersville Clinic, opposite the Post Offke When: Saturdays from 8 am- noon Contact:Jennifer Rambo 828 467 2171 Madison County