[ntp:questions] Re: ntp servers reporting leap second erroneously?

Steve Allen steveaztec at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 16:38:57 UTC 2005

David L. Mills wrote:
> I have no idea how you arrived at a prediction when multiple steps in
> one year would be required. With great relief it seems the IERS UT1
> curve shows that the UTC offset from TAI continues to increase, although
> slowly. My fear is that it might decrease, eventually causing a delete
> second event, which is not possible in NIST radio timecode formats.

My extrapolations of earth rotation are in plots and tables at

Despite the best efforts of the earth's core, the values of LOD
remain longer than 86400 SI seconds of TT, so we are safe so far.

If I am not mistaken Tom van Baak has pointed out that it is possible
to infer a negative leap second because of the DUT1 values.

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