NASA will determine how to calculate time on the Moon

NASA will determine how to calculate time on the Moon
NASA will determine how to calculate time on the Moon

Published: 04/03/2024 07:34

Full moon. Photo of Judita Grigelyts (V).

Migl Valaitien
Business information

The White House on Tuesday directed NASA to establish a single time standard for the Moon and other celestial bodies. The United States is seeking to set international standards in space, as the race for space advancement becomes increasingly prevalent.

Until 2026 a plan for determining the so-called Coordinated Lunar Time (LTC) must be prepared, Reuters reports.

Due to different gravitational forces and possibly other factors on the Moon and other celestial bodies, time changes from how it is perceived on earth. Coordinated Lunar Time serves as a time reference track for Lunar spacecraft and satellites whose missions require extreme precision.

The same clock that we have on earth moves at a different speed on the Moon, said Kevin Coggins, head of space communications and navigation at NASA, in an interview.

On the Moon, the clock will lose an average of 58.7 microseconds in one day and will have other periodic fluctuations, which further distance the Moon time from Earth time.

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