Earth spinning fast! Dizziness in less than 24 hours, know damage


The earth has increased its speed. On 29 July, it did not even complete a 24-hour cycle and first rotated on its axis. What is the reason for the acceleration of the Earth is a matter of research for scientists. Scientists have also begun to weigh its implications. It certainly sounds like an interesting phenomenon, however, it can also cause a lot of concern and scientists are also trying to find a solution.

On July 29, the earth rotated on its axis before 24 hours


On Friday, July 29, the Earth broke all records of rotation on its axis. The standard rotation period of the Earth is 24 hours. That is, the earth completes one revolution on its axis in 24 hours. But, that day it completed the round 1.59 milliseconds earlier.

According to The Independent, the planet, full of life, has recently gained momentum. According to The Independent, if Earth’s rotation rate were to increase, it would introduce negative leap seconds, which could pose a challenge to keeping Earth’s rotation rate around the Sun in line with the atomic clock.

What are the possible causes according to scientists?


However, the exact reason why the Earth began to spin so rapidly is still unknown. But, scientists speculate that it may be due to processes involving changes in the inner or outer layers of its origin, oceans, tides or even climate. But, this is just a guess. But many researchers have been forced to think beyond this view of scientists.

‘Chandler Wobble’ could also be the reason


Some researchers think that the reason may be related to the movement of the surface of the Earth’s geographic poles, known as ‘Chandler’s wobble’. According to scientists such as Leonid Zotov, Christian Bijouard and Nikolay Sidorenkov, in general terms, it looks like a human watching the speed of a top increase or decrease. The reasons are not yet known for the ‘Chandler Wobble’, which is called the elliptical oscillation of the Earth’s axis of rotation with a period of 14 months.

The beginning of the phase of the younger days of 50 years?

2020 saw Earth’s shortest month since it was recorded in the 1960s. The shortest period of rotation was recorded on 19 July of that year. This was 1.47 milliseconds less than the standard time of 24 hours but, in the next year i.e. 2021, the Earth’s fast rotation speed continued but no record was broken. However, according to Interesting Engineering (IE), the 50-year short phase may just begin.

Increased concern of experts


However, experts worry that negative leap seconds could create a potentially confusing situation for smartphones, computers and other communication systems. However, the report cited a meta blog saying that the leap second ‘could benefit scientists and astronomers in particular’, a ‘risky approach that does more harm than good’. Because the clock is at 00:00:00. Increases from 23:59:59 to 23:59:60 before resetting. Such time jumps can cause program crashes and data corruption.

Who controls the world’s clocks?

Meta has also stated that if a negative leap second is performed, the clock will change from 23:59:58 to 00:00:00 and this can have a ‘catastrophic effect’ on the software dependent on the timer and scheduler. According to interesting engineering, international timekeepers may need to add a negative leap second to solve this – A ‘drop second’ key. Notably, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the primary time standard on which the world controls clocks and time, has already been updated 27 times with a leap second.

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