Friday, December 16, 2005

You'll probably be too hung over to even notice...

From Trivia no Izumi:

#869:

On January 1, 2006, an extra second will be added at 9:00 AM. Apparently it's to readjust the clocks since the 24 hour cycle that's used all over the world is slightly inaccurate enough to warrant adding the second so that we're in sync with the actual length of a day based on the earth's rotation. Apparently these adjustments have to be made every few years.

So at 8:59:59 AM, the next second will be 8:59:60 AM, then 9:00:00 AM.

1 comment:

musikchyck said...

i guess they figure 9 am is as good a time as any to do that. but does that mean i have to adjust my clocks too? and do those supposedly self adjusting clocks add the one second? hmmmm...