Today is January 1st, 2009. The sun raises as usual, but there's a leap second added after GMT 23:59:59 Dec. 31, 2008. At that time spot, you might notice something like XX:59:60. XX depends on your timezone. If you are using Beijing time, it should be 07:59:60, and if you locate in central America, it should be 17:59:60.