Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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the equation of time

The equation of time indicates how much you should subtract from the true solar time (as read from a sundial) to get the mean solar time, which runs as regularly as a mechanical clock. The equation of time occurs because the orbit of the Earth around the Sun is not an exact circle, and because there are seasons.