30 Jun '15, 5am

Today, June 30, will have 24 hours and 1 second in a rare phenomenon called "leap second"

KUALA LUMPUR: Tomorrow, the daily hours will gain an additional second worldwide, following a rare phenomenon called ‘leap second’, said National Space Agency (Angkasa) science officer, Mohd Zamri Shah Mastor. He said this would mean tomorrow June 30, would be 24 hours and one second long. Mohd Zamri pointed out that the one second bonus was due to the slower rate of the earth’s rotation on its axis. He said the earth’s rate of rotation was governed by polar motion (tidal friction, core-mantle interaction) and the weather. “These factors can cause the earth’s rotation to either slow down or speed up thus the phenomenon ‘leap second’ is something uncertain, and depends on the rotation of the earth,” he told Bernama, here, today. Mohd Zamri said the one second bonus would be obtained at the end of the day tomorrow. In this connection, he said the International Earth Rotation...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/june-30th-24-hours-one-12481563...

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