Vivo Somnio (vivosomnio) wrote,
Vivo Somnio

Folks, this comes courtesy of Joe O'Brien -- I thought it was great: "never again...." will this occur.

Of course, every day is unique, but today is extra special ! This evening at 8:02 p.m., February 20, 2002, will be an historic moment in time - never to be repeated - if you go by the Julian (European) calendar. It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1001 years and will never happen again. As the clock ticks over from 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, time will, for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02/2002. It's called a "palindromic number".

It is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated.

The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24 hour clock at 10:01 a.m. on January 10, 1001. And because the clock only goes up to 23:59, it is something that will never happen again. So, maybe you want to videotape it, or something....
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