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Thursday, 15 January 2015 11:35

International Earth Rotation Service decided to add one extra second at 23:59:59 June 30, 2015.

Minor change - the "jump in time" - can lead to malfunction of some sites, applications, and operating systems. Computer programs are simply not able to receive two identical second consecutive notes Haffington Post.

The sequence of time June 30, 2015 is as follows (in UTC1):

2015 June 30: 23h 59m 59s
2015 June 30: 23h 59m 60s
2015, July 1: 0h 0m 0s

Last time this happened the addition of 30 June 2012. Then a number of large sites, such as, Reddit and LinkedIn have become temporarily unavailable. The problem can affect not only the social networks, but also electronic bulletin boards and ticket reservation service.



Total in 1972 was added to 24 seconds. Such adjustments in time should be done regularly, as the Earth slows down the rotation for 1 hour at six thoUSAnd years.

These data were obtained using the method of very long baseline interferometry based on the measurement of the Earth's rotation by monitoring the situation very distant cosmic objects.

1UTC- standard (Coordinated Universal Time), on which it is accepted to adjust the clock and time. Time for Moscow UTC +3 hours.


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