[time-nuts] A Leap Second is coming

Philip Gladstone pjsg-timenuts at nospam.gladstonefamily.net
Fri Dec 30 23:56:10 EST 2016

This is my clock (NTP synchronized) -- with a bit of luck, the second 
hand will stop (for a second) at the appropriate instant (7PM Eastern). 
I intend to catch it on video.

Unfortunately, this being an inexpensive clock, the plastic gears result 
in the hands not aligning quite correctly (it depends on the force of 
gravity). By the next leap second, I'll upgrade to a better clock.


On 30/12/2016 19:30, Azelio Boriani wrote:
> The leap second warning is present in the PTB clock too (Europe):
> <https://uhr.ptb.de/>
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 8:49 PM, Nick Sayer via time-nuts
> <time-nuts at febo.com>  wrote:
>> I'm going to definitely observe my GPS clock to check its behavior. It *should* repeat second zero (in my case of 4PM PST). Not the most exactingly accurate depiction, but it's the best I can do with the architecture.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Dec 29, 2016, at 12:22 AM, David J Taylor<david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk>  wrote:
>>> Is everybody setup to watch it and collect lots of data?
>>> Anybody have a list of tools/toys for collecting data?
>>> An old favorite:
>>> www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/time/leap/test/timelog.c
>>> =====================
>>> Some tools here, to see which NTP servers are announcing the event:
>>> http://www.satsignal.eu/software/net.htm#NTPLeapTrace
>>> Perhaps they may be of use to someone?
>>> Cheers,
>>> David

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