Wait for 1 more second…
November 13, 2005 1 Comment
before you scream “Happy new year 2006” this time. Coz an extra second is going to be added to december 31st this year. This is called leap second.
A positive leap second is to be introduced into the international time scale, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), at the end of December 2005.
The announcement was made by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), an international body located at the Paris Observatory which is responsible for collecting and combining measurements of the Earth’s rotation made at observatories around the world.