[ntp:questions] leap second happens on...

Steve Allen sla29970 at gmail.com
Fri May 25 23:33:00 UTC 2012


On May 25, 4:18 am, Marco Marongiu <brontoli... at gmail.com> wrote:
> The question is: does it happen at 00:00:00 UTC (so it must be shifted
> ahead/behind depending on the timezone) or, by convention, it happens at
> 00:00:00 at the local timezone?

The ITU-R recommendation is the origin of the practice of leap
seconds, and it specifies how they are to be inserted.  If that
document is deemed relevant it can be found at
http://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-TF.460-6-200202-I/en



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