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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