Sunburst Oranges – Meteor Day
As you know there is at least one celebration everyday! Here is partial list for June 30th.
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day!
Social Media Day!
June 30th sure has a couple of unusual celebration days.
Today is Meteor Day! The word “meteor” refers to a visible streak of light that is produced by debris falling to the Earth from space. We also call this beautiful phenomenon a “shooting star” or “falling star.” The tradition of wishing upon a shooting star can be traced all the way back to 127 AD. Ptolemy, the Greek astronomer, hypothesized that the Gods occasionally liked to peer down at Earth from the other world. From time to time, a star or two would slip past them and fall through the heavens. Anyone who saw a shooting star knew that the Gods were paying attention so it was the perfect time to make a wish!
Did you know that shooting stars are actually quite small? The average meteoroid is about the size of a pebble. Around 15,000 tons of meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere every day, but very few of them actually reach the surface. When they do, they are called “meteorites.”
To celebrate Meteor Day, spend some time star-gazing tonight, or find out when the next meteor shower is going to take place. If you see a shooting star, remember to make a wish!
Leap Second Adjustment Time
A leap second can be added, or subtracted, twice a year to keep time in sync with the atomic clock time.
The second is added, or subtracted, at midnight on June 30th and January 31st.
Although a… leap second is “added” at midnight, its effect actually slows down the atomic clock by one second… since a… leap second represents an extra second that must be counted before the new day can begin.
This year marks the fifth-annual celebration of Social Media Day. In just a short time, it has grown to become a truly global effort, with hundreds of events taking place all over the world.
Social Media Day: On June 30, people will come together, either at in-person events, or by using the #SMDay hashtag to connect with others on social media.
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