[LEAPSECS] happy anniversary pips

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Feb 11 12:04:29 EST 2014

Rob Seaman <seaman at noao.edu> wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2014, at 9:31 AM, Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:

> >

> > Yes. And time zone adjustments will be able to keep civil time in sync

> > with earth rotation for a much longer time than leap seconds :-)


> Nonsense!

Leap seconds can deal with a rate difference of at most 12s per year.
Time zone changes can cope with rate differences of 3600 seconds per year.
(Though it is an odd time zone that always falls back and never springs

f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
Forties, Cromarty: East, veering southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
Rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers, rain at first. Moderate or good,
occasionally poor at first.

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