[LEAPSECS] leap second festivities?

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Tue Jun 30 22:27:55 EDT 2015

By Sunday morning I meant midnight UTC Saturday.  More generally it isn’t surprising that “weekdays” will mean different things in different cultures, so the question is when during a week is globally least intrusive to introduce an intercalary correction of any sort?  Failing that, when should a global holiday be declared (similar to New Year’s Day) in June or July should any sort of global event need to be coordinated (i.e., timekeeping or otherwise)?

Such a holiday or otherwise blessed period could be useful for checkpointing other global technologies as well.

So, any significant issues noted as yet?  I found that skyping to the WWV phone number worked pretty well and MacOS, at least, incremented ok across the leap second.  Will report on telescope issues if anybody notices any.


> On Jul 1, 2015, at 2:07 AM, Sanjeev Gupta <ghane0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 3:51 AM, Rob Seaman <seaman at noao.edu <mailto:seaman at noao.edu>> wrote:
> Is it too late to get an option E added of simply scheduling “summer" leap seconds on the last Sunday morning in June?
> Depending on when on Sunday you do this, it may still after the Sydney Stock Exchange starts trading on *Monday* morning; or when the Middle East Exchanges are still running.  
> Nasdaq Dubai trades 0600 to 1000 GMT (yes, GMT) Sunday to Thursday.
> DST transitions occur at off-peak times in local time.  A leap second (which I think should continue) will have to be coordinated universally (*U* *T* *C*).
> Could we speed up the Cesium Hyperfine Transition, please?  It might be easier than resolving the Leap Second Debate :-)
> Or we could all move to London?  The UKIP may not like it, but they can shift to Greece, I supoose.
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