Modified Julian Date

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A more convenient form of the Julian date, in which the zero point is 1858 November 17.0. Hence Modified Julian Date = Julian Date − 2 400 000.5 days. In the modified Julian date, the day starts at midnight. Orbital data for artificial Earth satellites are often expressed in Modified Julian Date Numbers.

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