Earth Just Set a New Record For Its Shortest Day In Recorded History

Since the 1960s, scientists have used atomic clocks to precisely monitor time. However, on June 29, scientists watching these clocks noticed an anomaly: it was Earth’s shortest day in recorded history.

According to a report by timeanddate, on June 29, Earth completed a rotation in 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours, highlighting a recent trend that has seen the planet’s rotation speed up. In 2020, the Earth achieved its 28 shortest days since daily measurements began.

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