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Saturday June 27, 2015

NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second

Oh hell yes! An extra second? I am totally sleeping in on Tuesday!

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added. "Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that," said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.