Extra second added to 2008

Posted By Staff

Date: December 29th, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – The world’s official timekeepers have added a “leap second” to the last day of the year on Wednesday, to help match clocks to the Earth’s slowing spin on its axis, which takes place at ever-changing rates affected by tides and other factors.
The U.S. Naval Observatory, keeper of the Pentagon’s master clock, said it would add the extra second. More… Astronomy Magazine: Discount Price at Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBoflex
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2 Responses to “Extra second added to 2008”

  1. The Hulk Says:

    Now I can rest easy.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I know what I am going to do with my extra second… oh wait I already wasted it typing this :)

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