[LEAPSECS] ITU-R SG7 to consider UTC on October 4

Jonathan E. Hardis jhardis at tcs.wap.org
Thu Aug 5 15:17:41 EDT 2010

On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:54:49 -0400
ashtongj <ashtongj at comcast.net> wrote:

>If the leap second is dropped, the

>change will become perceptible to ordinary voters,

>especially when there are several seconds difference in

>the seconds field of legal time in the U.S. compared to

>some other countries.

The 15th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (the
formal body formed by the Treaty of the Meter) “strongly
endorsed” the usage of UTC as the basis of civil time
among the signatory nations and throughout the world.

What countries do you think are using UT1 (or another time
scale with an astronomical basis) for their legal time,
and which would therefore drift away from those using UTC?

- Jonathan

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