[ntp:questions] Google and leap seconds

unruh unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca
Wed Sep 21 21:30:12 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-21, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> It's unfortunate that the earth DOES NOT rotate exactly 360 degrees in 
>> exactly 24.000000000000 hours. This bit of poor design causes all sorts 
> It's nothing like it.  It out by approximately 1 degree a day!

well, not if you define the rotation with respect to the "mean sun"
rather than the stars. Then it is only out by a few PPB.

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