[LEAPSECS] An example

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Nov 2 18:57:20 EDT 2010

In message <4CD07CD9.7080505 at yahoo.com>, Michael Deckers writes:

> Isn't a day always exactly 86400 s, in whatever time scale you

> are considering?

No, because the second is defined using quantum mechanical properties
of Cs133, not as being 1/86400 of whatever day you look at.

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