asklepiades (asklepiades) wrote,

Leap Second

lol, somehow i got into some real technical record-keeping web pages for the navy. and in some technical report discovered the following passage:

A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2005.
The sequence of dates of the UTC second markers will be:

                          2005 December 31,     23h 59m 59s
                          2005 December 31,     23h 59m 60s
                          2006 January   1,      0h  0m  0s

Given the obscurity of the source, i decided to check it out here and discovered this. So, from what i can tell, there really will be a leap second at the end of this year.

Flipping sweet.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.