leap second


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leap second

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dat) statement on the website of the International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service, responsible for the synchronization of Earth time, said in reference to the Coordinated Universal Time: "A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2016.
Although, it's just another second, the leap second cannot be absolutely dismissed: The previous leap second in 2012, was almost eerie and apocalyptic for the tech world with some even comparing it to a 'Y2K' scenario.
Since the leap second procedure was introduced on January 1, 1972, a total of 25 leap seconds have been needed.
Dr Helal Al Kaabi, executive director of EMI explained: "Our latest move to add a leap second to the UAE standard time follows a decision by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service in January 2015 to add a leap second to Coordinated Universal Time at the end of June this year".
The last leap seconds happened in 2008, 2005 and 1998.
TOKYO - A leap second will be inserted into global time scales on Jan.
The glitch we're waiting for is a leap second, an extra second of time that no clock really wants to count, since it goes against the essential logic of timekeeping that we, and all clocks, understand.
The leap second is actually aimed at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time.
Each time those added milliseconds approach a full second, scientists add a leap second to atomic clocks.
The time-of-day corresponding to the leap second is represented as 23:59:60.
But it does not look as if the leap second is going to happen now.
It has made an announcement that one leap second would be added to June 30, 2015, and the clocks would read 11:59:60 p.