[LEAPSECS] Leap Day: Samoa to skip Dec 30

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Tue Jan 3 08:41:16 EST 2012

Zefram said:

> The western side of the IDL is much more fashionable than the eastern

> side. The IDL has been gradually shifting eastwards for many years.

> With the network effect from wanting to have one's timezone close to that

> of one's geographical neighbours, I wonder if there's actually any stable

> location for it. Maybe it's going to secularly sweep right around the

> globe forevermore (or at least until timezones per se go out of fashion).

I suspect that we may see the various Polynesian islands, perhaps as far as
Gambier or even Pitcairn, dragged across in the way you suggest. But Hawaii
and Rapa Nui are going to want to stay on the same day as the rest of their
country, and I don't see the Americas being particularly attracted to New

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