“LEAP'SECOND” на російській мові



The leap second insertion increases the length of the last minute of the UTC day to 61 seconds.

For one, the leap second occurs in the middle of the day in Asia and Australia, causing a time hiccup during stock trading.

Personally, I would be sorry to see leap seconds go because that would cost me the pleasure of mulling over the best way to spend my next one.

The confusion arises because some mistake leap seconds as a measure of the rate at which the Earth is slowing.

According to the definition of leap seconds it is possible for two leap seconds to be applied at once.