Leap Second


This Saturday will be longer than any day you have experienced in the past 3 years. No, not because your in-laws are visiting.

There will be 1 second added to the night before July 1st in order to be in perfect aligning with time. It has come to pass that the earth has slowed down……… a super tiny bit but still.

Why? Because of a couple of reasons. First, the lunar pull of the tides has taken its toll. Second, the atomic clock which timekeepers use to.. keep time.. is a teens, weensy, tad bit fast. So, we get an extra 2 milliseconds a day.. and it’s been that way for 100 years. So, ever so often, time catches up with us and we have built upon an extra SECOND!

But, given the small influence the seconds are having, timekeepers have met recently to discuss the significance of said second. They decided they need to evaluate ONE MORE leap second to properly determine its value to mankind.. time.. and space.

Be prepared, people. This could be one of the last leap seconds you will ever experience. Use it wisely!

What do you think of the leap second? Do you think there will ever be any sort of impact to our technology or lives if we were to kick it to the curb? I’m not sure but you know what they say about a butterfly flapping its wings across the globe…

It’s an interesting thought of nothing else. Let me know what you think!