[ntp:questions] Google and leap seconds
Rob van der Putten
rob at sput.nl
Thu Sep 22 09:59:33 UTC 2011
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
> of problems.
It's about 361°, 23:56:04.1 for 360°.
> Leap seconds are just one of the symptoms!
It not just the earth's rotation. It's it's orbit as well. No two orbits
Wim T. Schippers for president
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