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# TST

The TST function calculates the True Solar Time (TST) according to DIN EN 17037 from UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). At 12:00 TST the sun is at \alpha_S = 180\degree. The default geographical settings are set in the file “LT_location.mat”. Change the settings to your preferred location and set the file to read-only in order to prevent your settings from being overwritten with the default values in future versions.

Usage:

t = TST(date,utc,geolength,geowidth)

Where:

Examples

True Solar Time in Berlin at ‘21.05.1987’ – ’11:03:22 UTC:

t = TST('21.05.1987','11:03:22')

Result:

t = 12:00:00

Note: to determine noon UTC time, use the south function.

True Solar Time in Athens at ‘21.05.1987’ – ’11:03:22 UTC:

t = TST('21.05.1987','11:03:22',37.978,23.728)

Result:

t = 13:38:37

Reference

DIN EN 17037:2019-03: Daylight in buildings. 2019.