Time as calculated by the motion of the apparent (true) sun. The time indicated by a sundial corresponds to apparent solar time. Compare with mean solar time.
- The deviations between apparent solar time and mean solar time are described by the equation of time
- Mean solar time, rather than apparent solar time, is the basis for local civil and standard time.
- To correct apparent solar time to mean solar time, one uses the equation of time displayed graphically below.
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Syllabification: ap·par·ent so·lar time
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