Earth broke its record for the shortest day

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 Earth breaks its shortest day record

Planet Earth made a complete revolution on June 29, 2022, 1.59 milliseconds shorter than 24 hours. Scientists report that the Earth has been picking up speed recently.

In addition, this figure has become a record since the invention of atomic clocks.

Turnover — this is the time it takes the Earth to rotate once on its axis, which is approximately 86,400 seconds.

The previous record was set on July 19, 2020, when a day was 1.47 milliseconds shorter than usual.

"Atomic clock — it is a standardized unit of measure that has been used since the 1950s to tell time and measure the rotation of the earth”, — explained Dennis McCarthy, former director of the US Naval Observatory Time Service.

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