Just A Second ! Extra Time To Be Added To Final Minute Of 2016

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From Sky News.

 

Counting down to the New Year is going to take a little longer than usual tomorrow, as international time experts are delaying midnight by one second.

Scientists say the “leap second” is needed to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth’s rotation.

While your trusty living room clock normally goes from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00, the extra second is being added in between – and hi-tech digital clocks will record that time as 23:59:60.

Peter Whibberley, a senior research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, said: “Leap seconds are needed to prevent civil time drifting away from Earth time.

 

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