Earth records the shortest day in history



The earth has completed its rotation in less than 24 hours on July 29.

That, making it the shortest day ever recorded. Normally, our planet takes 24 hours to complete one revolution, based on the concept of day and night.

But on that day, the earth completed its rotation 1.59 milliseconds earlier than the standard 24-hour period.

With the rotation completed 1.59 milliseconds (roughly one thousandth of a second) before the standard period, the record set in 2020 has been broken.

It is said that when looking at history, the earth's rotation speed is slowing down, and this rotation speed is a great obstacle for researchers.

Due to this, 27 extra seconds have been added in the last 50 years to control the global atomic clock.

A second is an adjustment of one second to Coordinated Universal Time to keep global clocks aligned.
(colombotimes.lk)