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How do you find the current atomic time?

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As of 2016, find the current atomic time by visiting the website Time.is or by checking the website Time And Date's page on International Atomic Time. Atomic time is an extremely precise form of time keeping that uses the oscillations of a particular kind of atom to count seconds.

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Time.is is a website that specializes in coordinating the time on one's computer or mobile device with the current International Atomic Time, or TAI. The website also features calendars, time zone information and various statistics on countries from around the world.

The website Time And Date contains the current TAI and the current time In UTC, an alternate international standard. Its page on TAI contains information on the history of atomic timekeeping and how scientists determine the atomic second.

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