On the night of July 1 the entire population of earth will translate the time to get extra second. This is due to the slowdown in the speed of rotation of the planet and the existing differences between the system of time measurement using atomic clocks and astronomical system.
"Subsidiary second will get all the consumers who use the service time, both domestic and international: the mission control Center, international space station, manned spacecraft, satellites, trains, airplanes, train stations, banks, cell phone companies. It is easier to list those who will not receive additional second", - announced the head of the main metrological center of the State service of time and frequency Igor Blinov.
Today all over the world are used 2 standard time - astronomical and atomic. "Due to the fact that the Earth slows down its rotation, there was a disagreement between astronomical and atomic calculating time system used since 1967. When the difference reaches one second, the atomic system is corrected" - quoted Blinova TASS.
According to his statement, failures in connection with adding to the international subsidiary seconds time is not expected. "All software developers know about this specific. Amended periodically in normal mode every three to four years, as soon as there are additional second. Since 1967 no difficulties because of it, no one there," said Blinov.
The largest news metrological center of the State service of time and frequency, in accordance with the decision of the International Department of Earth rotation and reference systems of reference in 03:00 GMT on 1 July will be entered an extra second in the national time scale all the national standards of time and frequency and by all means of transmission of the reference time signals.