Mark your calendars: celebrate the Leap Second!

According to Bulletin C of the International Earth Rotation Service:

A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2008. The sequence of dates of the UTC second markers will be:
    2008 December 31, 23h 59m 59s
    2008 December 31, 23h 59m 60s
    2009 January     1,   0h   0m   0s
The difference between UTC and the International Atomic Time TAI is:
    from 2006 January 1, 0h UTC, to 2009 January 1 0h UTC : UTC-TAI = - 33s
    from 2009 January 1, 0h UTC, until further notice           : UTC-TAI = - 34s

This means that tomorrow, 3:59:59 PM PST will be followed by 3:59:60 PM PST prior to the advent of 4:00:00 PM PST.

Previously, previously.

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