A Leap Second will be added to the world's clocks at 2016/12/31 23:59:59/60 UTC.
Owing to the fortuitous operation of the rotating globe, this will happen at lunchtime NZ
Time (noon or 13:00, depending on how NZ Summer Time works) on New Year's Day 2017, so
will more likely affect our post-prandial nap than interrupt our New Year revels
Details below sig block.
Happy New Year 2017
Manager Information Systems Policy, Policy & Plans group, CIS Branch
New Zealand Defence Force
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Reformatted from https://datacenter.iers.org/web/guest/eop/-/somos/5Rgv/latest/16
INTERNATIONAL EARTH ROTATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS SERVICE (IERS) SERVICE
INTERNATIONAL DE LA ROTATION TERRESTRE ET DES SYSTEMES DE REFERENCE SERVICE DE LA ROTATION
TERRESTRE DE L'IERS
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
61, Av. de l'Observatoire
Tel: +33 1 40 51 23 35
Paris, 6 July 2016 Bulletin C 52
To authorities responsible for the measurement and distribution of time UTC
TIME STEP on the 1st of January 2017
A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2016. The sequence of
dates of the UTC second markers will be:
* 2016 December 31, 23h 59m 59s
* 2016 December 31, 23h 59m 60s
* 2017 January 1, 0h 0m 0s
The difference between UTC and the International Atomic Time TAI is:
* from 2015 July 1, 0h UTC, to 2017 January 1 0h UTC : UTC-TAI = - 36s
* from 2017 January 1, 0h UTC, until further notice : UTC-TAI = - 37s
Leap seconds can be introduced in UTC at the end of the months of December or June,
depending on the evolution of UT1-TAI.
Bulletin C is mailed every six months, either to announce a time step in UTC or to confirm
that there will be no time step at the next possible date.
Head Earth Orientation Center of IERS
Observatoire de Paris,
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