Articles tagged "leap second"

earth spinning faster jan 8 2021

Earth is spinning faster than it has in 50 years, scientists reveal

The Earth has been spinning on its axis faster than it has in five decades, scientists around the world have revealed. 2020 already saw some of the shortest days recorded in history, with 2021 predicted to be even shorter. "It is certainly correct that the...

January 18, 2021


2015 longer by a leap second

At 23:59:60 UTC on June 30, 2015, a Leap Second will be added, making this day last for 86401 seconds instead of the usual 86400. This practice started in 1972 and since then a total of 25 leap seconds were added to the UTC time, last one in 2012. Correction of each UTC

January 18, 2015


Last minute of June 30, 2012 will last 61 seconds

The world will get a well deserved long weekend, but don't do big plans for the holidays because it last only one second longer. Additional second will be added to the world's atomic clocks to keep pace with the Earth's slowing spin on its axis.On Saturday,

June 30, 2012