The Earth Is Spinning Faster Than Usual With Unprecedented Consequences

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Earth is Spinning Faster than Usual and Here’s How it’s Already Affected You – Best Life

Scientists have found a puzzling reason why the days are getting shorter – the earth is spinning faster. Scientist Leonid Zotov told news sources that the Earth’s rotation has picked up in the past few years, shortening some days.

While scientists know that the Earth’s days are shortening on a short-term scale, a definitive reason as to why remains unclear. If nothing is done to stop it, the seasons may begin to move out of step with the calendar.

The main way of measuring time on Earth may need to change if the Earth’s rotation continues to shorten. A negative leap second would be added.

The trend of Earth’s rotation rate increasing is considered to be odd, and could be related to extreme weather patterns. Some scientists have called for the introduction of a negative “leap second” if the trend continues, but it’s too early to say if it will happen.

Some scientists think the Earth’s tides and the constant melting and refreezing of the polar ice caps are causing the earth’s rotation to speed up and slow down.

The Chandler wobble, which explains why Earth’s day doesn’t last exactly 24 hours, disappeared between 2017 and 2020, which could have helped the Earth finish the day a bit faster.

For more details on this scientific anomaly, check out the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Earth is Spinning Faster than Usual and Here’s How it’s Already Affected You  Best Life
  2. Earth is spinning faster than it should be and no one is sure why  Salon
  3. Earth’s Days Have Been Mysteriously Increasing in Length – Scientists Don’t Know Why  SciTechDaily
  4. Why Earth is spinning faster than normal #shorts  Global News
  5. Earth is spinning too fast — the consequences for timekeeping may be unprecedented  Inverse
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