March 2, 2024



Earth is suddenly rotating faster and the shortest day just recorded

Interesting Engineering

Created: Jul 29, 2022 10:17 AM

On June 29, 2022, something extraordinary happened to the rate of spin of planet Earth. However, it probably had such a minuscule impact on your life that you can be forgiven for not even noticing.

Believe it or not, but you actually gained an extra 1.59 milliseconds to your day. We hope you spent it wisely!

But why? Well, according to, on that day, our planet, as far as scientists can tell, set a new record for the quickest time to complete one rotation. In other words, while you “received” 24 hours that day, you only “spent” 24 hours less 1.59 milliseconds.

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