Living with CometsF Tsuruhiko Kiuchi—Nagano / Summer 1996
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Distance between Swift-Tuttle comet and Kiuchi (earth): approximately 2,828,900,000 km.
January 1, 2001

"Today, everyone uses watches, but where do you think the measure of time comes from? The movement of the earth and sun relevant to the position of the moon and stars. Even taking into consideration the movement of the sun and earth, the location of the moon and stars, along with the frequency vibrations of electrons, we still find our perception of time out of order, requiring adjustments of seconds in the form of leap years.
Therefore, it [time] is the movement of the stars.
Everyone has forgotten this fact.
However, 50 years ago farmers looked to the stars for the right time to sow their crops, looked to the sky to measure time."