F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Sun Jul 1 02:13:10 UTC 2012


> From: Paul WALL <pauldotwall at gmail.com>
> Subject: F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?
>
> Comments?

Addressing the Subject question, _as_asked_ --  "Very well".

*SNORT*


Mechanically, instead of rolling over from second #59 to second #0 of the
next minute, it goes 59->60->0.

The 'why' is to keep terrestrial clocks in sync with celestial references.






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