n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Another positive leap second was introduced on 31 December 2008 : news notes

Volume 68, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



The start of the International Year of Astronomy was effectively delayed by one second due to the introduction of a positive leap second at midnight on 31 December 2008. True to astronomical precision, this leap second was actually taken into account at the IYA2009 all-night new-year starparty in Sutherland.

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