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26 hours in a day

kkt

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 10:53 pm

U.S. astronauts live on Central Time, because they do their training in Houston.

God in an Alcove

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Report this Dec. 11 2012, 2:30 pm

26 hours days is Bajor local time. 24 hour days is Starfleet standard. So DS9, being a Bajoran-controlled station would have operated under a 2 hour clock.


I wonder if the Starfleet officers stationed there would have extended shifts based on that, or if they continued to work under their standard 24 hour clock. After all, we've heard mention of the days being 26 hours long, but we've never heard of anything happening at 2500 hours.

kkt

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Report this Dec. 11 2012, 7:22 pm

No one person is working 24 hours anyway.  There's probably three shifts per day.  If the day is just a little longer, they probably work a little longer shifts.  If it's much longer, maybe they'd work four shifts per day.


This can't be a new situation.  Starfleet officers need to work on planets that have all sorts of different day lengths.


 

miklamar

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Report this Dec. 12 2012, 12:10 pm

A longer workshift means you have more time between shifts.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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Report this Dec. 15 2012, 4:01 am

I assumed when the Cardassians were there, and it was Terok Nor, that it was on Cardassian time, but then later when they left it was put on Bajoran time. However, since it used to be orbiting near Bajor it may have always been on Bajoran time.


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Report this Dec. 16 2012, 2:51 pm

Something else to keep in mind... how long each "hour" is measured.  It maybe that Bajor's 26 hours = 30 hours on earth.  Each planet rotates at different speeds, so everything will be relative to the location.  An hour doesn't necessarily equate to an hour elsewhere.


 


Another way to think of it.... we measure a year on Earth with one revolution around Sol.  One Mars year is longer and one year on Venus is shorter.


miklamar

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 12:27 pm

You're right, FleetAdmiral BamBam.  I had forgotten about how long an hour is.  Humans are so accustomed to 24 hours in a day, but it depends upon the rotational speed of the planet.


So, the hours in a day depend upon your location.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

dangerman113

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 3:08 pm

Yes, it does vary and unless I'm mistaken isn't that the reason for stardates??  Wouldn't that central standard help to accommodate the differences and avoid confusion especially regarding how travelling >c (faster than light) with warp technology changes both space and time?  I may be off-base as I'm certainly far from being a physicist so please correct if applicable.  I only intend to interject that these variations likely relate to stardates.  In my opinion, the detail of Bajor having a 26 hr day is meant to add a dash of scientific realism that has been pointed out (i.e. every planet will have a distinct orbital and rotational period).

miklamar

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Report this Dec. 21 2012, 12:01 pm

Wouldn't it be wild to be on a planet like Mercury (but habitable) that rotated really quickly around its main sun?  You'd have a short year.


And, what if you were at a base on a planet that always faced the sun or faced away from the sun?  You'd never have a "night" or a "day" there, respectively.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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