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" 'Leap second' will give you a (very) little more time in 2015

If you were hoping to find a little more time for yourself or your loved ones in the new year, you are in luck: 2015 is going to be exactly one second longer than 2014.

"It's not like the leap day, which everyone knows about years in advance," said John Lowe, who works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo. "It's not predictable. Nobody knows when the next one will be."

The extra second will be tacked on to the final minute of June 30. On that day, the official atomic clocks that keep Universal Coordinated Time will mark the time as 23h 59m 59s, followed by the leap second 23h 59m 60s. July 1 will continue as usual, beginning with 0h 0m 0s."

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-le......lat-pick
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Thanks for this. I was watching a doco last week which said...the magnitude 9 quake that struck off Japan may have shaved about 1.8 millionths of a second off the calendar... and I wanted to know more.

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At last...the time I need to perfect my classic pass!
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At last...the time I need to perfect my classic pass!


I'm working on my seconds...
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Great! Now I can catch up with painting and repairing all those things that need fixing around the house.
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