New Delhi: In a startling fact, scientists have revealed that our planet Earth may be spinning faster than it has in over 50 years!
Simply put, time is passing quicker now than at any point in the last half-century and since 2020, a full day has been taking less than the normal 24 hours. As a result, the days are on average about 0.5 seconds shorter than 24 hours.
According to a 'Daily Mail' report, July 19, 2020, was the shortest day since scientists began keeping records in the 1960s–1.4602 milliseconds shorter than the full 24 hours.
In the light of this new revelation, the world’s timekeepers are now debating whether to delete a second from time to account for the change, and bring the precise passing of time back into line with the rotation of the Earth.