Earth might move 1 second back in time

By Jim Lawson on March 27, 2024

Earth Might Move 1 Second Back In Time

2024 is already a leap year – and now timekeepers are mulling the idea of a ‘negative leap second’.

According to a report in the scientific journal Nature, timekeepers might need to move clocks back by one second to account for a faster-spinning planet.

The Earth’s rate of rotation has been gradually slowing for thousands of years – leading timekeepers to add occasional ‘leap seconds’ since 1972.¬† But now that rate might be speeding up, creating a need to ‘subtract time’.

We wonder what we could do if we could step once second back in time. Sounds like a binge worthy tv series.

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