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.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4075538/New-Year-s-Eve-countdown-takes-longer-leap-second.html#ixzz4TlcoNqN7
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