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2006 just a second away

Another second away!


To make up for changes in Earth’s rotation, scientists are adding a ‘leap second’ to atomic clocks worldwide, thus delaying the start of year 2006 by a second. The atomic clocks showing coordinated universal time, which coincides with winter time in London will read 23:59:60 before moving to 00:00:00.

Leap seconds are added to compensate for slowing down of earth’s rotational speed. First leap second was added in the year 1972.

For us in India, this correction would mean longer New Years’ day. I enjoy Sundays anyway.

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