Could We Be Changing Time?

The Earth is spinning faster than it has in 50 years. That's not something to worry about, it's natural . . . but we may need to have a negative leap second, where we have a 59-second minute, to catch up.

According to scientists who work on the atomic clock, the Earth is rotating FASTER now. Like, Sunday was technically only 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59.9998927 seconds. And last year had 28 days that were shorter than the shortest day in 2005.

One of the scientists says, quote, "It is certainly correct that the Earth is spinning faster now than at any time in the last 50 years."

The Earth speeds up and slows down because of natural movements in space. So don't worry we're not about to spin out of orbit and crash into Venus.

But we do need to catch up. We have leap years and leap seconds, and now we may need the first-ever NEGATIVE leap second . . . where we have a 59-second minute.

Obviously, that difference won't matter much to you, but it can have a major effect on things like satellites that rely on perfect timing.

So essentially you won't notice a difference, but now you know there is.

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