A day on Earth is now shorter than 24 hours

Scientists want to shorten 1 Minute To 59 Seconds, as Earth's spinning faster

Time is flying quicker this year as Earth is spinning around faster than it has in a half-century. This means each day on the blue planet is now shorter than 24 hours, owing to the increase in the speed of earth’s rotation over the last 5 decades.

The Daily Mail reported scientists as saying that the rotation of the home planet is faster than normal as a result of which a day on earth is now shorter than the usual 24 hours, albeit slightly so. The previous year 2020 had 28 shortest days and now 2021 is going to be an even shorter year in these terms. According to scientists, an average day on Earth will be 0.05 milliseconds shorter than the usual 86,400 seconds that makes up the 24 hours in a day. It would amount to an accumulated lag of about 19 milliseconds on the atomic clocks by year-end, they suggested. Atomic clocks keep ultra-precise records of day length and they have been doing so since the 1960s.