Temporal flux: why we need to keep adding leap seconds

Today at precisely 10am Australian Eastern Standard time, something chronologically peculiar will take place: there’ll be an extra second between 09:59:59 and 10:00:00. This will make 1st July 2015 (or 30th June 2015 in many other parts of the world) one second longer than the length of a standard day. The culprit is a “leap ...

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