Scientists Are Discussing Shortening Our Days By Making A Minute Last Only 59 Seconds
The Earth has been completing its rotation in under 24 hours over the past year and it’s getting worse in 2021.
“It’s quite possible that a negative leap second will be needed if the Earth’s rotation rate increases further, but it’s too early to say if this is likely to happen,” Peter Whibberley, senior research scientist with the National Physical Laboratory’s time and frequency group, recently told the Telegraph.
A final decision on this matter is reportedly expected to come at the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2023. Stay tuned.