[LEAPSECS] USNO press release

Paul Hirose cfuhb-acdgw at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 8 15:16:08 EDT 2016

Is there a mistake in this announcement?


WASHINGTON, DC -- On December 31, 2016, a “leap second” will be added to 
the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated 
Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard 
Time, when the extra second will be inserted at the
U.S. Naval Observatory’s Master Clock Facility in Washington, DC.

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