Superman, is that you in reverse??
It was recently shared via The Guardian that the Earth has set record time rotating, twice this summer. On June 29th, Earth was clocked at a full rotation 1.59 milliseconds less than the average day. On July 26th, Earth completed a full rotation 1.50 milliseconds shorter than usual. So what does this mean?
You feel the days are going by faster because... scientifically, they are. Time and Date notes indicate that 2020 had the highest number of short days since the 1960s. Scientists report that the average length of a day can vary, while in actuality the length of the day is increasing since an Earth-Moon system was formed. Over the years, the force of gravity has gradually moved energy from Earth. Courtesy of tides, that energy is moved to the moon pushing it further away from Earth.