Re: [LEAPSECS] Introduction of long term scheduling

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 15:13:47 -0500

Warner Losh scripsit:

> There's no provision for emergency leapseconds. They just have to be
> at the end of the month, and annoucned 8 weeks in advance. IERS has
> actually exceeded this mandate by announcing them ~24 weeks in advance
> in recent history.

So much the worse. That means that if the Earth hiccups on March 7, the
value of |DUT1| will not return to normal until May 31.

John Cowan
The whole of Gaul is quartered into three halves.
        -- Julius Caesar
Received on Tue Jan 02 2007 - 12:14:23 PST

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