2016 will be one second longer

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2016 will be one second longer

Paris: experts decided that the land should be so that this year, adding a second at the end of 2016, compatible with the standard astronomical time.

It 'like extra second period of the year' leap second 'called and since 1972 2015 overall a second ground-year term at the end of 2016 and have been added 26 leap second increase the 27th leap second.

If it can not be just the one second gap in the telecommunications system operated throughout the world through communication satellites from.

Besides astronomical time depends on the axial rotation and is necessary for accurate astronomical calculation of time and astronomical time that groundwater quality, both compatible with each other or may be the fault of those hits.

In order to look closely at the Earth's axial rotation of France, the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, the (e RSS) and decided to add observations based on leap second or not is. 

Last year, the night between June 30 and July 2015 (midnight) was added a leap second, while this year it will mark the night of December 31 2016 and January 2017 (midnight) the year the period will be extended for a second.

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