




Description 
Types and functions for UTC and UT1


Synopsis 




Universal Time


Time as measured by the earth.


newtype UniversalTime 
The Modified Julian Date is the day with the fraction of the day, measured from UT midnight.
It's used to represent UT1, which is time as measured by the earth's rotation, adjusted for various wobbles.
 Constructors   Instances  


Absolute intervals


data DiffTime 
This is a length of time, as measured by a clock.
Conversion functions will treat it as seconds.
It has an accuracy of 10^12 s.
 Instances  


UTC


UTC is time as measured by a clock, corrected to keep pace with the earth by adding or removing
occasional seconds, known as "leap seconds".
These corrections are not predictable and are announced with six month's notice.
No table of these corrections is provided, as any program compiled with it would become
out of date in six months.
If you don't care about leap seconds, use UTCTime and NominalDiffTime for your clock calculations,
and you'll be fine.


data UTCTime 
This is the simplest representation of UTC.
It consists of the day number, and a time offset from midnight.
Note that if a day has a leap second added to it, it will have 86401 seconds.
 Constructors  UTCTime   utctDay :: Day  the day
 utctDayTime :: DiffTime  the time from midnight, 0 <= t < 86401s (because of leapseconds)


 Instances  


data NominalDiffTime 
This is a length of time, as measured by UTC.
Conversion functions will treat it as seconds.
It has an accuracy of 10^12 s.
It ignores leapseconds, so it's not necessarily a fixed amount of clock time.
For instance, 23:00 UTC + 2 hours of NominalDiffTime = 01:00 UTC (+ 1 day),
regardless of whether a leapsecond intervened.
 Instances  


addUTCTime :: NominalDiffTime > UTCTime > UTCTime 
addUTCTime a b = a + b


diffUTCTime :: UTCTime > UTCTime > NominalDiffTime 
diffUTCTime a b = a  b


getCurrentTime :: IO UTCTime 
Get the current UTC time from the system clock.


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