Earth has just set a new record for the shortest day in its history

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

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

Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

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