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slickshift 12-09-2008 07:48 PM

Wait A Second (Earth slows down)
 
From The U.S. Naval Observatory:


If you’re looking forward to 2009, you’ll have to wait a second—literally.An International Consortium of Time Keepers has agreed to officially add one second to 2008. They say it is to keep in synch with the Earth’s slightly slowing rotation.
The extra second will be added just before 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 31.

Most of the world’s atomic clocks, computer systems, and cellular phone providers will be able to add that single second, automatically.

Sammy 12-09-2008 08:22 PM

Happy Hour just got a second longer! :thumbup:

I can have some fun wth this one!

Nestor_Kelebay 12-10-2008 01:22 AM

Quote:

The extra second will be added just before 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 31.
So, 2008 will go down in history as one of the longer years we've had.

Clutchcargo 12-10-2008 09:09 AM

Is the earth literally slowing or is this just to correct an error of a fraction of a second in the calendar year.

slickshift 12-10-2008 06:58 PM

The earth's rotation is slowing down a bit

Floorwizard 12-10-2008 08:47 PM

by the time it slows enough to be concerned, the sun will have already swallowed us up...
actually the moon will hit us first....

Gary_602z 12-10-2008 10:06 PM

Or this! http://www.wimp.com/lifescare/ Great song also!

Gary


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