Time phenomenon occurs Wednesday

Believe it or not but 8:02 p.m. on Feb. 20 this year will be an historic moment in time. 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 1,001 years and will never happen again. As the clock ticks over from 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, time will for 60 seconds only read in perfect symmetry: 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise’20:02, 20/02, 2002. This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, Nov. 11 1918, but it is an event which has only 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’10:01 a.m. on Jan. 10, 1001 and because the clock only goes up to 23:59, it is something that will never happen again.

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