Newslink: 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 1... An extra second to see out 2016

in #newslink5 years ago

 As  if 2016 has not been long enough, the year's dying minute will last an  extra second to make up for time lost to Earth's slowing rotation,  timekeepers say.Countries  that use Coordinated Universal Time -- several West African nations,  Britain, Ireland and Iceland -- will add the leap second during the  midnight countdown to 2017 -- making the year's final minute 61 seconds  long. ......

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