Leap second tonight

Buhrmaster, Gary gtb at slac.stanford.edu
Mon Jan 5 12:50:29 CST 2009


> It's theoretically possible for leap seconds to be introduced 
> at the end of March and September. 

As I recall, NTP supports leap seconds every month,
for which there is a prediction that even this
would be insufficient at some point in this
millennium (depending, of course, on the actual
rotation speed).  There have been on again/off again
talks to abolish the leap second for quite a number
of years.

Gary




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