The coming year, according to preliminary estimates, will be shorter than the previous one due to the acceleration of the Earth’s rotation, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the staff of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Technical and Radio-Engineering Measurements.
The institute includes the state service of time, frequency and determination of the parameters of the Earth’s rotation. Scientists from the service said that if the current rate of acceleration of the planet’s rotation is maintained, 2021 will be a fraction of a second shorter than 2020.
Earlier in the media, information appeared that in 2020, 28 of the fastest days in the entire history of observations since 1960 were registered, and July 19 was shorter than the norm by a record 1.4 milliseconds.
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