30 Jun 2015

Leap Second

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:16 pm on 30 June 2015

Today will be one second longer as 'leap second day' sees an adjustment to time. At midday today clocks were delayed for a second. It's done to allow the Earth's rotation to catch up with atomic time. The last adjustment happened in 2012, and some are saying airlines, trading floors and technology companies could be in for chaos. Tim Armstrong is the director of the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand.

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