Re: Leap seconds

From: Kevin Fetter (kevin_fetter@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jun 30 2002 - 08:38:40 EDT

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    Nothing's wrong. The earth rotation hasn't been slowing down as much as it 
    had before, so there was no need to insert a leap second. Leap seconds are 
    inserted to keep a uniform time scale defined by atomic time within 0.9 
    seconds of the earth's rotational time. Last time a leap second was used one 
    was Jan 1999.
    
    So every things fine in the universe.
    
    Kevin
    
    From: Russell Eberst <eberst@blueyonder.co.uk>
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Subject: Leap seconds
    Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 11:16:14 +0100
    
    
    Whatever happened to 'leap seconds'? They were designed to be
    inserted at the end of December or June (today) to allow the
    Earth to catch up with a regular time standard. However, there
    hasn't been a leap second announced for many months.
    
    
    Best wishes,
    Russell  Eberst
    55.9486N,   3.1383W,  150 feet = 46 metres above MSL
    
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