c0dbee2000-08-01Mirar (Pontus Hagland) # @(#)leapseconds 7.12 # Allowance for leapseconds added to each timezone file. # The International Earth Rotation Service periodically uses leap seconds # to keep UTC to within 0.9 s of UT1 # (which measures the true angular orientation of the earth in space); see # Terry J Quinn, The BIPM and the accurate measure of time, # Proc IEEE 79, 7 (July 1991), 894-905. # There were no leap seconds before 1972, because the official mechanism # accounting for the discrepancy between atomic time and the earth's rotation # did not exist until the early 1970s. # The correction (+ or -) is made at the given time, so lines # will typically look like: # Leap YEAR MON DAY 23:59:60 + R/S # or # Leap YEAR MON DAY 23:59:59 - R/S # If the leapsecond is Rolling (R) the given time is local time # If the leapsecond is Stationary (S) the given time is UTC # Leap YEAR MONTH DAY HH:MM:SS CORR R/S Leap 1972 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1972 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1973 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1974 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1975 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1976 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1977 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1978 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1979 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1981 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1982 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1983 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1985 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1987 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1989 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1990 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1992 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1993 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1994 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1995 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S Leap 1997 Jun 30 23:59:60 + S Leap 1998 Dec 31 23:59:60 + S