In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, John Cowan writes: >Warner Losh scripsit: > >> There's no provision for emergency leapseconds. They just have to be >> at the end of the month, and annoucned 8 weeks in advance. IERS has >> actually exceeded this mandate by announcing them ~24 weeks in advance >> in recent history. > >So much the worse. That means that if the Earth hiccups on March 7, the >value of |DUT1| will not return to normal until May 31.
Given the angular momentum required for such a hiccup, I think we would have more prominent problems than DUT1>1.0s -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.