Leap second

For the first time in quite a while, there will be a leap second introduced at the end of December of 2005. We all get an extra second to enjoy this year. This is the first leap second introduced in six and a half years (and it says something, probably unflattering, about how long I've been following time issues that I remember the last one).

I thought there was some serious discussion of dropping the whole leap second thing entirely, but apparently not (or at least not yet)... oh, here's a lot of information about that process.

Posted: 2005-07-04 12:16 — Why no comments?

In fact the IERS just sent a follow-up message to their Bulletin C leap second announcement saying that there will be another meeting to discuss stopping leap seconds in November. The US proposal is to stop inserting leap seconds and let UTC drift from UT1 by up to an hour.

I'm afraid I can't post a link because there appears not to be a copy on their web site.

Posted by Tony Finch at 2005-07-05 05:52

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