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Leap Second To Be Added to Clocks on June 30th


On June 30, 2012, a “leap second” will be added to the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, when the extra second will be inserted at the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Master Clock Facility in Washington, DC.

Full Story (PDF): http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/2012_Leap_Second%20Press%20Release%20-%20120120.pdf

  1. January 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    It’s not strictly astronomical as such but I found it pretty interesting all the same 🙂

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