Astronomers have noticed that Earth's days are mysteriously increasing

Astronomers have noticed that Earth's days are mysteriously increasing

Astronomers have noticed that Earth's days are mysteriously increasing

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The duration of the Earth's day began to suddenly increase, according to astronomers from the University of Tasmania. This reports The Conversation.

Over the past few decades, the rotation of the Earth around its axis, which determines the length of the day, has accelerated. Because of this, the days are getting shorter, for example, in  June 2022 the record was set for the shortest day in the last half century.

Despite this, with using atomic clocks, scientists record that with  2020 the days are getting longer. This has a critical impact on GPS and other technologies that are essential to modern life.

The reason for these changes is unclear. This may be due to climate changes, natural disasters, melting glaciers or volcanoes, as a result of which a huge amount of water got into the atmosphere.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga