Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

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Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal — making days shorter than usual.

New measurements by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory show that the Earth is spinning faster than it was half a century ago.

On June 29, the Earth’s full rotation took 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours — the shortest day ever recorded.

Scientists have warned that, if the rotation rate continues to speed up, we may need to remove a second from our atomic clocks.

“If Earth’s fast rotation continues, it could lead to the introduction of the first-ever negative leap second,” astrophysicist Graham Jones reported via TimeandDate.com.

Scientists have warned that, if the rotation rate of Earth continues to speed up, we may need to remove a second from our atomic clocks.
Scientists have warned that, if the rotation rate of Earth continues to speed up, we may need to remove a second from our atomic clocks.
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“This would be required to keep civil time — which is based on the super-steady beat of atomic clocks — in step with solar time, which is based on the movement of the sun across the sky.

“A negative leap second would mean that our clocks skip one second, which could potentially create problems for IT systems.”

Researchers at Meta said a leap second would have colossal effects on technology and become a “major source of pain” for hardware infrastructures.

Researchers at Meta said a leap second would have colossal effects on technology and become a “major source of pain” for hardware infrastructures.
Researchers at Meta said a leap second would have colossal effects on technology and become a “major source of pain” for hardware infrastructures.
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“The impact of a negative leap second has never been tested on a large scale; it could have a devastating effect on the software relying on timers or schedulers,” a blog post on the topic, authored by researchers Oleg Obleukhov and Ahmad Byagowi, claimed.

“In any case, every leap second is a major source of pain for people who manage hardware infrastructures.”

Scientists Leonid Zotov, Christian Bizouard and Nikolay Sidorenkov claim the irregular rotations are the result of something called the Chandler Wobble, an irregular movement of Earth’s geographical poles across the surface of the globe.

“The normal amplitude of the Chandler wobble is about 3m to 4m at Earth’s surface,” Zotov told TimeandDate, “but from 2017 to 2020 it disappeared.”

Some experts believe the melting and refreezing of ice caps on the world’s tallest mountains could be contributing to the irregular speed.

“Earth has recorded its shortest day since scientists began using atomic clocks to measure its rotational speed,” TimeandDate reported.

“On June 29, 2022, Earth completed one spin in 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours. This is the latest in a series of speed records for Earth since 2020.”

Zotov told TimeandDate that there’s a “70 percent chance” the planet has already reached the minimum length of a day, meaning we will likely never have to use a negative leap second.

However, Zoltov admitted there is no way to know for certain with current technology.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Yes the end is here, the earth is getting hotter, the days are ending at an extreme rate, hours are turning into minutes. The plants are not bearing as they should be. Can people sense the urgency in the atmosphere? What is to come a May not be able to pray to stop it but we can pray to save out souls and ask the Most High for Mercy on us. People are having dreams of things to come, I am also and we are not reading the word of YAH we will be to blind to the signs he has given us. People REPENT before it’s too late. GOD BLESS

  2. Since you asked for it let’s go, Jesus is coming soon he did tell his Disciples that there generation would not pass and that some of them there with him would never see death, oh wait that was thousands of years ago

  3. There is nothing new or unusual about this.

    Time is man made, it is an illusion, there is no such thing as time in the universe.

    There is no second, minute, hours, days, weeks, months, years etc it’s all made up.

    Time is based on agreed upon science. So call scientists *fixed* time.

    • Matthew 24:22

      “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

      The Almighty God did foretell this as mentioned in the scripture above.

      For those who chose to walk in the way of Righteousness, God will shorten the days and hence expedite His coming.

      Scoffers and evil seducers will grow worse, and this world will be plunged into UTTER CHAOS as the end draws nearer.

      More pandemics ….more wars…more intense natural disasters, violence and crimes: The enemy knows that his time is short so he will unleash his full fury on mankind to capture as many souls as possible. But, there is hope for those who wait on the LORD.

      His coming is near.
      Michael will stand up and declare that ” It is finished”.

      WORLD “CRYSIS”: ON WHICH SIDE WILL WE STAND?

  4. When people are ignorant articles Luke this one will alarm them.

    People this is not new information they are lying.

    Once again here they go trying g to create fear and panic.

  5. MORE MASS FORMATION PSYCHOSIS (MFP) BY THE GLOBALISTS – WE’RE DOOMED I TELL YOU … DOOMED!!!

  6. “Some experts believe the melting and refreezing of ice caps on the world’s tallest mountains could be contributing to the irregular speed.” – was just waiting for them to squeeze the new climate change scamdemic in there somewhere.

  7. Back in 1950 there were Category 4 Hurricanes. It was not a big deal then. Now we have Category 5 Hurricanes it is due to Global Warming. Most of those crying about Global Warming are still using thousands of Private Jets out into the atmosphere daily. My guess they are just giving lips service. They do not give one damn about Global Warming. They are all of self and to hell with all else.As long they can fly on their polluted Private Jets.

  8. Q Adventist Michael Browne the world is coming to an end. So tell GB to take his little insulting job and go see the lord of your childhood…..

  9. 🌻 – Godfather Gates, will I get a crooked neck and require a #vaccine, to be able to follow the sun🌅 all day long🌄?

  10. Maybe this explains why leaders around the world are acting like they are DIZZY.
    I ONCE THOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE ACTING DRUNK ON POWER but maybe I was wrong!

  11. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Gaston Browne’s secret underground bunker?

    I need to know if he have anymore room …

    #arescientistsstillfollowingthescience?

    • @Brixtonian. It would be in one of the few hills Antigua has for sure, cause digging on flat land is certainly not recommended of that island 🤣🤣

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