What Will You Do With the Free Bonus Second We’re All Getting This Weekend?
Posted by Xeno on June 30, 2012
The Earth’s rotation doesn’t line up perfectly with our calculation of it, so to keep things consistent, we have to adjust. That’s why this weekend will have a leap second. This Saturday, just before midnight Greenwich Mean Time, clocks will count to 60 seconds, instead of 59.
POPULAR SCIENCE | JUNE 29, 2012