WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR, err just a second…

Happy New Year !
Originally uploaded by
couleurs gm.

This year, the New Year was delayed by one second. This is called a leap second. Last time such a leap second was added to our calendar was only seven years ago. This is done in order to synchronise our normal calendar which is astronomically based & mean solar time. The normal civil time is kept by atomic clocks which are extremely precise.
The leap second can be positive or negative & can be adjusted on 30th June or 31st December mid night.
So I was expecting them to display 23:59:60 or something like that before it became 00:00:00 on TV. But I was disappointed as the clock went from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00 as usual.
I wonder whether they have at least corrected that second later on.

You can read about it further at,

Also there’s a freeware utility that can be downloaded to synchronise your PC with the atomic clock, Atomic Clock Sync.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Dear Friend,
Please feel free to comment on my posts. They are my feedback & I love to read them even if they are not favourable to me.
Remember to put your name & your web page address (if you have one), so I know who you are.
Even 'Anonymous' comments are welcome.