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

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