(ORDO NEWS) — The coming year, according to the preliminary forecast, will be shorter than 2020 due to the acceleration of the Earth’s rotation, the All-Russian Research Institute of Physical, Technical and Radio Engineering Measurements, which includes the state service of time, frequency and determination of the parameters of the Earth’s rotation, reported.
“According to a preliminary forecast, yes (in short – ed.), But only on condition that the current rates of acceleration of the Earth’s rotation are maintained,” the institute said.
So scientists commented on the information of a number of media outlets that, due to the acceleration of the Earth’s rotation in 2020, 28 of the fastest days in the history of observations (since 1960) were recorded at once, and on July 19 the day was shorter than usual by a record 1.4 milliseconds. 2021 is expected to be even shorter.
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