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2016 is getting a ‘leap second’ on New Year’s Eve

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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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Also referred to as [A Leap Second]

I've only just heard about it, anyone heard this yet?

The most recent leap second was added on June 30, 2015, and will only Include those using UTC Time.


The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) , the body responsible for global timekeeping, announced in July that the leap second would need to be added to keep our planet’s rotation in line with atomic clocks. Countries in western Europe, the United Kingdom and parts of West Africa will be among those affected.



The addition of a leap second is is required because the Earth’s rotation is far from clockwork — it can speed up or slow down due to various factors including the moon’s gravitational pull. This results in astronomical time — based on the length of a day — falling out of sync with atomic time, a more precise measure determined by 400 high-tech atomic clocks located in over 50 laboratories around the world.

globalnews.ca...

This isn’t the first time a leap second has been added at the end of the year to prevent our timekeeping from going haywire. Twenty-six leap seconds have been inserted into the world’s clocks to date, with the first introduced on June 30, 1972, according to the IERS.[/rc]
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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: JesusXst

No wonder why I've been late to work all year

Thanks man!



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: AgarthaSeed

lol You're welcome. Also explains why the weather's been off, The Mandela effect and Time Warps.

I like this!



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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Cool , an extra second in bed.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: gortex

A second can feel like forever.

Just as a day is as a thousand years and well you get the idea



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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This leap second is a conspiracy. Deny Ignorance! Sign the White House petition to have this Leap Second repealed immediately!



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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We had better be careful and vigilant in case the Russians attempt to hack time itself



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 05:30 PM
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Scientists conspiring to give 2016 a second longer to kill another one.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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The Russians will hack the UTC server and change all the times on the DNC emails !!!!!




posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 05:37 PM
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ya, as if 2016 wasn't long enough...
maybe they are hoping that extra second will take one more famous person.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Now that I could long enough to see happen.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Like early April Fools hah I like that!



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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Clearly, Obama is just trying to lengthen his term. The leap second is a liberal plot to delay Trumps inauguration.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 06:26 PM
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Ha ha, there is no such thing as time.

Proof: They are changing it, again. And if that doesn't convince you wait six months, they'll change it a whole hour.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Youre right, No Time but Theirs.

If the sky dome ripped, that would be one hell of a Display outdoing even the Grandest of Fireworks Displays seen by Mankind. This is what I am personally waiting to see.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: JesusXst
a reply to: intrptr

Youre right, No Time but Theirs.

If the sky dome ripped, that would be one hell of a Display outdoing even the Grandest of Fireworks Displays seen by Mankind. This is what I am personally waiting to see.

Not happening, unless we consider dying, passing from this world to the next. Talk about a change of perspective.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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This was announced in the Summer..anyone in the IT world heard about it in various product notices..

Annoyingly Cisco just sent out the field notice for it last week.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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They keep draaa-aaaging this year out!

Give it up already!



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: opethPA

Annoyingly Cisco just sent out the field notice for it last week.


Luckily they did not charge for an upgrade.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Cheer Up, good things are coming our way this year
And if dying is a way of leaving to the next world, then it's all good right?


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