If you’ve felt like time on earth has been moving by faster than normal — your thoughts are valid and scientists have proof.
According to the Seattle Times, a group of scientists operating out of the National Physical Laboratory in England revealed that the Earth is spinning faster than normal.
To break it down a bit further, since the beginning of time, the Earth has completed its cycle in 24 hours. Within the last two months, that cycle has been shorter than normal.
Per The Guardian, on June 29, that same cycle was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than usual, making it the shortest day since the 1960s, which is when scientists first began using atomic clocks to measure time.
The month of June wasn’t the only time that the Earth was spinning at a rate much faster than normal.
On July 26, the same thing occurred when the Earth finished its rotation just a few seconds shy of the previous record the month before at 1.50 milliseconds shorter than normal.
Since Earth is spinning faster, the days are shorter. However, scientists can’t seem to place a finger on exactly why this is happening. Although, they do have a few theories.
From changes to the climate and climate systems like glaciers both melting and freezing to winds that are literally shifting weight pulls on the Earth and more, researchers are working to figure out what the underlying cause of this is.
One Australian astronomer explained that this could be happening as a result of the Earth not being as round as we think.
“It’s got liquid on the inside, it’s got liquid on the outside, and it’s got an atmosphere and all of these things slosh around a bit,” said Fred Watson in an interview with ABC.
And while scientists have all of these theories, so does Twitter.
Check out what folks have to say about the findings.
If the earth is spinning faster I’m just going to have to trust her. She’s doing what she needs to do idk
— raina (@quakerraina) August 3, 2022
They broke news of earth spinning faster which seems like it should be bigger news. We so desensitized to catastrophe at this point it’s just like well what’s next
— This Tweet may be deleted. (@joromiahhh) August 2, 2022
SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT THE EARTH IS SPINNING FASTER AND DAYS ARE GOING BY FASTER THAN USUAL BUT NOBODY TALKING ABOUT IT?!!!!! pic.twitter.com/hbycPlsPHd
— 6’4 KING 👑 (@Splashystackss) August 2, 2022
Just going through my daily spiral about monkeypox, covid, the earth spinning faster, recession, the world ending and other imminent threats to humanity, hbu?
— thicc-fil-Lay (@laylamufasa) August 4, 2022
Apparently, Earth is spinning faster than normal.
Lord, if this is the end, just say that.
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) August 3, 2022
I’ve been saying time is going by faster for years and today scientists confirmed that the earth is spinning faster. This is what I mean when I say “I be knowing.”
— Kia (@kiaandherlocs) August 2, 2022
Earth is spinning faster, climate change getting worse, our planet is preparing to kill us off and reset, and yet we gotta worry about bills.
— Ju (@juliankeaun) August 3, 2022