Earth's on time! No leap second needed for 2024


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The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), has announced that no leap second will be added to universal time in 2024. This decision is based on the insignificant discrepancy between atomic clock time (UTC) and Earth's rotation time (UT1). The statement released by IERS on behalf of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), indicates that no adjustment is necessary this year.