posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 04:48 PM
Originally posted by bpletcj
So what day will have the extra second added to it.
I also came to enquire on this extremely relevant question. I'd prefer to save my second till I need it in late October.
I find it difficult to conceive that our years are exactly 365.25 earth rotations long, and that 23 leap seconds in 35 years have fixed the
accumulating errors of the Gregorian calendar period. But my astronomical observation is not steeped in enough astronomy to prove this.
"The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service in Paris keeps track of time by measuring the Earth's rotation, which varies, and by
an atomic clock, which is unwavering. When a difference in the two clocks shows up, the IERS adds or subtracts a second to the year."
To which I say, what BS. This is a conspiracy, literally.