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June 30, 2015

You get an extra second today!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 2:04 pm

Every few years, a phenomenon known as a leap second occurs.  Today, the Earth gets an entire second added to our universal time standard.  This occurs because the speed and rotation of Earth varies ever so slightly when compared with the atomic clock each day, and thus, once every few years, we need to add a whole second to our time!  What will you do with your extra second? 

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