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1 Author(s)
McCarthy, D.D. ; US Naval Obs., Washington, DC, USA

Astronomical time serves as the basis for civil time and is required to describe the orientation of the Earth with respect to an inertial reference frame. The definitions of astronomical time scales are reviewed as well as observational methods. The causes of the variations in the Earth's rotation are explained and a brief overview of international efforts to maintain astronomical time scales is presented

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:79 ,  Issue: 7 )