The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why

News
2 weeks ago
50 likes
37 comments
The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why

Published Friday 5 August 2022

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern life. Over the past few decades, Earth’s rotation around its axis – which determines how long a day is – has been speeding up. This trend has been making our days shorter; in fact, in June 2022 we set a record for the shortest day over the past half a century or so. But despite this record,...

Astronomy Earth Day Japan NASA Nasa Goddard Oceans Science Shutterstock Atomic Weather And Climate

Details About the Article "The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why"

This article was originally published by TheConversationAU and was recommended by Spacenews48.com a couple of days later due to its popularity. It has gotten a lot of attention and 37 comments have been submitted since it was published in August of 2022. The article "The length of Earth’s days has been mysteriously increasing, and scientists don’t know why" is a news post and categorized as Astronomy by spacenews48.com and the main topics includes Astronomy, Earth Day, Japan, NASA, Nasa Goddard, Oceans, Science, Shutterstock Atomic & Weather And Climate.

spacenews48.com is the best news aggregator website on the web for news about space.