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    Re: The leap second is dead
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2022 Nov 26, 10:36 -0800

    Tom Sult, you wrote:
    "A one second error equates to about a quarter of a mile."
    And: "This is all my way of saying I’m not very worried about UT1 versus UTC versus Zulu time or what ever new alphabet soup arises."

    Very true! But in the year 2075, the difference may conceivably be as large as 16 seconds or about four nautical miles in tropical latitudes. That's still not much given the limitations of celestial navigation, but it begins to be a concern. My answer to this? In the year 2075, hold a séance and ask my ghost how I feel about it. 

    Frank Reed

       
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