[LEAPSECS] Far past and far future

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed May 25 00:59:57 EDT 2011

In message <68E04164-495F-40CF-B287-CA9A587804D4 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>By definition, of course, the length of a day is always 86,400

>seconds, or 24 hours of 60 minutes of 60 "natural seconds" :-)

For values of "always" starting slowly some hundred years ago in
selected geographies and cultures, and ending world wide in 1972.

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