Leap Second: June1997

Eberst (eberst@cableinet.co.uk)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 20:26:57 +0100

All observers and analysts are reminded that a leap second is due to be
introduced at the end of June 1997. Although all distributors of time signals
should have the leap second programmed to be inserted correctly, it is probably
worthwhile taking extra care around this time to ensure that observation times
take the extra second into account. For example if your stopwatch is stopped
at a time signal of 00:01:00 on July 1, and it has run for 1min 30 second, then
the time of observation is not 23:59:30 as might at first appear, but 23:59:31
on June 30.
best wishes    Russell  Eberst   @    North:  55 degrees, 56 minutes, 55 seconds
               West:   3 degrees,  8 minutes, 18 seconds     43metres (150 feet)