Earth Is Now Rotating Faster Than Usual, Sets Record For Shortest Day Again
"This is similar to the quiver one sees when a spinning top starts gaining momentum or slows down," stated scientists Leonid Zotov, Christian Bizouard, and Nikolay Sidorenkov.
Earth Is Spinning Faster, New Record For Shortest Day Is Less Than 24 Hours
On July 29, the Earth spun the fastest it ever has on record and gave us a day that was less than 24 hours. The rotation along Earth's axis accelerated from the previous record held in 2020. The faster rotation added extra 1.59 milliseconds to the typical 24-hour day, according to timeanddate.com. The previous record was on July 19, 2020, when we gained 1.4602 milliseconds.