F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?
dot at dotat.at
Tue Jul 3 21:24:39 UTC 2012
Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Since we have a tradition of measuring diurnal and other repetitive
> cycles (days) based on the rotation of the earth, we end up with fudge
> factors to make that line up with months from time to time. (leap
That is not what leap seconds are.
Leap seconds are to align the artificial and very stable atomic timescale
with the irregular and slowing rotation of the earth.
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