[LEAPSECS] The Battle of Flodden Field

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Sat Jan 8 05:54:50 EST 2011

On 7 Jan 2011, at 20:53, Rob Seaman <seaman at noao.edu> wrote:


> The proposal as written asserts that humans don't care about the synodic length of day.

No, it says 86400 SI seconds is close enough for civil time. The aim is to reduce the need for synchronization adjustments - eliminate frequent fine adjustments and just use infrequent coarse adjustments instead. We care that the length matches the Earth well enough that the adjustments can do their job.

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