Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year´s Eve countdown takes longer due to leap second

Counting down to 2017 will take longer than usual this New Year’s Eve as clock experts compensate for a slowdown in the Earth’s rotation.
To be precise, it will last an extra second.
In a move guaranteed to make revellers’ heads spin, time lords at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are to introduce a “leap second” after 23:59:59 on December 31.

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