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julian

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NAME

julian - Julian Day conversion  

PERSON RESPONSIBLE

mwp  

CATEGORIES

misc  

DESCRIPTION

JULIAN

This task computes the Julian Day given an input date. The reverse calculation, Julian Day to a formatted date, is also possible. With no arguments, JULIAN will convert the current date and time to Julian Day. A modified julian day is also printed out, which is simply JD - 2400000.5 For reference. MJD2000 = 51544.0, JD2000 = 2451544.5  

PARAMETERS

date
The formatted date to convert. It must be one of the following forms:
              `yymmmdd.dd'                     (D)
      or:
              `dd/mm/yy'                       (F)
      or:
              `[yymmmdd:][hh[:mm[:ss.s]]]'     (H)
      or:
              `ccyy-mm-dd[Thh[:mm[:ss.s]]]'    (T)
      or:
              `dd-mmm-ccyy'                    (V)

Leave this input unspecified if you are converting from Julian Day to date.

jday
The Julian Day in floating point format. If given, the program will convert it to a date, formatted by FORMAT keyword specification. Leave this input unspecified if you are converting from date to Julian Day.
format
The requested OUTPUT format for converting a Julian day to a date. It is indicated by a single letter [DFHTV], which corresponds to the date formats given above [default=H]. This input is ignored for date to Julian day conversions
options
quiet - report only the answer and not other info. Useful
        if you are using this program in a script.


 

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