n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Another positive leap second was introduced on 31 December 2008 : news notes
|Article Title||Another positive leap second was introduced on 31 December 2008 : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 2009|
|Pages||8 - 9|
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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