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Leap Second - 30th June 2015

Posted: 30 June 2015
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Hosting Advisory

At midnight tonight an extra second - a so called "leap second" will be added to all atomic clocks.

Some people are describing it as a 1 second pause and others are describing it in more visual terms - If you are looking at an atomic clock at around midnight  it will read 23:59:60 before ticking forward to 00:00:00.

The leap second allows the Earth's rotation, which is gradually slowing, to catch up with atomic clocks, keeping official time correct.

All our servers are provisioned using a specific Network Time Protocol (NTP) server, therefore for the majority of our customers this notice serves as information only that we will manage any required NTP changes for you.

If you require more information please do not hesitate to call us.

 

 

 

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By Simon Crisp (Google+), Director, Edward Robertson Limited

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