Sunday, August 7, 2022

Feel like the Days are Going by Faster? They ARE. According to Scientists...

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.  

Physicist Peter Whibberley (National Physics Laboratory/U.K.) suggests that "It's quite possible that a negative leap second will be needed if the Earth's rotation rate increases further, but it's too early to say if this is likely to happen".  

To sum all of this up... What is time?  Man made, right?  The concept could be just that... a concept.  If you feel there isn't enough time in your day and need any further signs to enjoy life more ... this is it.  

s.o. Salon

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