[time-nuts] BBC on Leap Seconds

John Allen john at pcsupportsolutions.com
Sun Nov 6 18:25:56 EST 2011


FYI: A series of articles, the first 3 from 4 November 2011.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/leap_second

 

Individual articles from above:

.  4 November 2011

*	The end of the 'leap second'?
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9631000/9631441.stm> 

Next year, the international community will vote on whether to abolish the leap
second.

*	Changes to the world's time scale debated
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15546124> 

Science & Environment / 4 November 2011

And the main issue up for debate is the leap second - and whether we should
abolish it. The leap second came into existence in 1972. It is added.

*	Science explained: What is a leap second?
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15563170> 

4 November 2011

Science reporter Rebecca Morelle explains what a leap second is - and what would
happen if we got rid of them.

John Allen K1AE

 

 

 




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