0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
if in the future we were to colonise the moon, what would you guess we would do about the time, days months etc? use moon time or an earth standard, GMT for instance.
For instance, we know that a human females menstrual cycle is moon based
and rhythms of light and darkness also influence hormonal physiology. It can cause depression and other mental and physical problems.How would that differ in non earth based living (colonising a planet) or prolonged space travel?How would the body cope with a change in rhythms, can the rhythms be changed or would it matter?
I would think that the 24 hour system would have to be used as although not on earth our bodies biorhythms would still need to keep to the same rhythms and we would be in sync.
You get the same problem if you are living in the arctic or antarctic - it is day or night for several months of the year. I think their solution is to pick an arbitrary timezone (eg where the scientists come from) and work to roughtly that.
Quote from: daveshorts on 13/04/2007 13:23:29You get the same problem if you are living in the arctic or antarctic - it is day or night for several months of the year. I think their solution is to pick an arbitrary timezone (eg where the scientists come from) and work to roughtly that.That problem only arises if you are actually on the axis of rotation (the actual pole itself).If you are simply near the pole, then except for the time actually around midsummer, and midwinter, you will have some day, and some night, even if it is only 23hours day and 1 hour night, or visa versa, thus you do actually have a natural daily cycle, even if there is an extreme shortage of daylight within it (and even during the time of daylight hours, one does see a shifting of the sun, and a change in the quality of the light during the day).