[ntp:questions] Re: Extracted fom comp.risks - What Time Is It?

Michael Sierchio kudzu at tenebras.com
Sat Aug 23 17:09:19 UTC 2003


Drk Ryan wrote:

> Should GPS time not be running 13 seconds *behind* UTC if it has not
> implemented leap seconds since 1980?

No.  The clock implementing a leap second and the one not doing
so proceed like this:

Leap Clock	Non Leap Clock

23:59:55        23:59:55
23:59:56        23:59:56
23:59:57        23:59:57
23:59:58        23:59:58
23:59:59        23:59:59
23:59:60        00:00:00	<- the "interesting" step
00:00:00        00:00:01
00:00:01        00:00:02
00:00:02        00:00:03
00:00:03        00:00:04
00:00:04        00:00:05
00:00:05        00:00:06




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