2017 Was 1 Day Plus 1 Second Shorter than 2016

Mike Szczys wrote 12/29/2017 at 16:26 1 point

It's not surprising that 2017 was a day shorter than 2016 because of a leap day. But 2016 also had a leap second in it.

What's fascinating to me about that is that good clock design can handle the insertion of a leap second. I came across this project by @Michel which has a video of a GPS clock ticking past :59 to :60 before cranking over to zero at the start of 2017. I figured it's a fun way to close out the year:


The project is using the ZDA NMEA sentence as input and displaying it on the screen. Very geeky, and very cool!