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61-Second Minute Takes World into 2009
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 01 January 2009 11:57
A leap second will be added to clocks worldwide just before 2009 begins.
Kristy Erdodi - December 31, 2008 2:33 PM

Not ready to let go of 2008? Tonight official timekeepers will give you one more second to hold onto, just before midnight.
Immediately before 2009 officially arrives, timekeepers will be adding a leap second – the first for three years – to atomic clocks worldwide.

According to Peter Whibley, a senior research scientist at Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, digital clocks with the ability to pick up definite leap second information will countdown to the new year as “57, 58, 59, 60, 00,” with “60” representing the leap second.  [Comments...]

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