What's an ephemerid?

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  1. Gina B

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    Does anyone know? Quickly? [​IMG]
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  2. DocCas

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    An insect of the order Ephemeroptera, commonly called the mayfly. It is so named for its short life span, that is, ephemeral.
     
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    Ok, so any clue on why would I want to set a new one up on a website? :eek: Possibility to add the day, month, year, or to delete one. Think Italian maybe? That's what the directions and thingies are written in originally.
     
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    da Gina, there's got to be a disconnect here.

    DocCas is correct that an ephemerid is a mayfly, but I don't think you're talking about mayflies.

    There's a band named Ephemerid, and software that displays the date and time in a pop-up window or that otherwise keeps track of time.

    Another usage: "What are Ephemerids? Ephemerids are essentially a "This Day In History" events. Some sites will be happy to have Ephemerids to inform visitors as to what has happened in the past on this day."

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  5. Gina B

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    THANK YOU RSR! At least now I know it won't bite me. LOL I was feeling outta control with that big word sitting there glaring at me in the middle of the panel,lookin' all smart and makin' me feel dumb. ;)
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    How did you come to install it?

    Had me scared there for a minute.

    There's also a astrological meaning I've not yet been able to pin down.

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  7. Paul of Eugene

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    Well, an ephemeris is a table of positions of the planets or stars or something out there in space. Useful for pointing your telescope, or if you are susceptible to pagan superstitions, analyzing your horoscope.
     
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    Thanks, Paul.

    Unfortunately, I've found sites that use "Emphemerid" for "Ephemeris." Hence my confusion.

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