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Leap Second Added to Clocks Tonight

Feel like you never have enough time? Well, today is your lucky day. Because of slowing in the earth’s rotation, there will be an extra second added to the clock tonight at midnight UTC time. The time recorded will be 23:59:60. Per the United States Naval Observatory:

COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC) WILL SEQUENCE AS FOLLOWS:
31 DEC 2008 23 HOURS 59 MINUTES 59 SECONDS
31 DEC 2008 23 HOURS 59 MINUTES 60 SECONDS
01 JAN 2009 00 HOURS 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS

More information from the USNO here:

http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/leapsec.html

Learn how to watch the leap second here:

http://leapsecond.com/notes/leap-watch.htm

(Photo courtesy Leapsecond.com)




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