Somewhere In Time

Astronomical Clock by simpologist, used under Creative Commons.
Astronomical Clock by simpologist, used under Creative Commons.

Los Angeles (and, well, everywhere else,) tomorrow you have a chance to witness a moment in time that has never happened before in most of our lifetimes, and will never probably not happen again (in our natural lives.) Intrigued?

At exactly five minutes and six seconds past 4:00am Wednesday morning, the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09.

Not going to be up at four o’clock in the morning to witness this amazing alignment of clock and calendar? Fear not, as the far more interesting (to me,) yet perhaps not quite as symmetrical, convergence will happen later in the day.

At exactly 34 minutes and 56 seconds past noon, not quite 12:35pm, the time and date will be 12:34:56 07/08/09.

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9! The world may be scheduled to end with the Mayan calendar in 2012, but this has got to somehow be significant, too. No?

Maybe it’s just the old softy in me, but this makes me think that this is a single event that we, all of us, all over the world, will experience at the same time.We may not all experience it the same way; hell, most probably won’t even take notice. But if we can all do this together, think of what else we can collaborate on.

Leave me a comment to tell me how you will spend that second. How will you memorialize this unique moment in human history our lifetimes? Will you take note, so as to one day tell your grandchildren (“You know, I remember where I was at 12:34:56 07/08/09…?”) How often does anyone know ahead of time that they are about to experience a moment in their lifetime, in history, that is totally unique and will never be repeated (as long as they live?) Do something special! And tell me about it; I’m curious like that.

15 Replies to “Somewhere In Time”

  1. Well, I’ll unfortunately be at work. Perhaps I’ll stand on my desk and do a little dance.

  2. a moment in time that has never happened before, and will never happen again. Intrigued?

    Um…Didn’t this happen in 1909? Won’t it happen again in 2109? Am I missing something?

  3. Samba00: of course. Not to mention 1:23:45 06/07/08 that happened last year, or 1:23:45 6/7/89, or…okay, I’ll just shut up.

  4. Okay, Oren & Samba00, you got me. Now, please come back at the next occurrence in June of 2089 to say I told you so. Until then, assume that you probably won’t see something like this again in your lifetime, and tell me how you’ll commemorate this “once in a lifetime” event tomorrow.

  5. Hmmmm…Funny cause I went through this back as a kid in the 70’s. One afternnon our teacher told us at 12:34 on this date of June 6th in the year 1978 it would be 12:34 5/6/78.

  6. Ernie, there’s no 9 in your configuration. This didn’t happen in 1978.

    Given that I freely admit that I was incorrect, that this is not a completely unique event, would any of you nay-sayers care to comment on what you may be doing at that time, or would you simply prefer to show everyone how smart you are by pointing out (again) that I was wrong?

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