The shortest
day in the history of earth

June 29 2022

June 29 2022, marked the shortest day on earth since the invention of Atomic Clocks. Our planet completed its rotation 1.59 milliseconds faster

Why is the speed increasing?

Scientists believe that it's due to global warming. As the north and south pole melt, the mass is moving closer to the center which increases rotational speed

Removing a
Leap Second

A leap second is a second added to UTC to accommodate the difference between atomic time and solar time. Since the earth is now rotating faster, a leap second would be removed

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