No leap second in December

I’ve just got the Bulletin C from the IERS, and with good news: there won’t be a leap second in December. The next leapocalypse will have to wait at least until June 2014.

For your reference, here’s the full bulletin:

     INTERNATIONAL EARTH ROTATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS SERVICE (IERS) 

SERVICE INTERNATIONAL DE LA ROTATION TERRESTRE ET DES SYSTEMES DE REFERENCE

SERVICE DE LA ROTATION TERRESTRE
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
61, Av. de l'Observatoire 75014 PARIS (France)
Tel.      : 33 (0) 1 40 51 22 29
FAX       : 33 (0) 1 40 51 22 91
Internet  : services.iers@obspm.fr

                                             Paris, 8 July 2013

                                             Bulletin C 46

                                             To authorities responsible
                                             for the measurement and 
                                             distribution of time             

                          INFORMATION ON UTC - TAI

 NO leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2013.
 The difference between Coordinated Universal Time UTC and the 
 International Atomic Time TAI is :		

     from 2012 July 1, 0h UTC, until further notice : UTC-TAI = -35 s

 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.
                                            Daniel GAMBIS
                                            Director			
                                            Earth Orientation Center of IERS
					    Observatoire de Paris, France
__________________________________________
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