The Earth is Spinning More Quickly: Why is It Doing So?

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05 Aug 2022, 6:56 pm

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/04/1115541992/the-earth-is-spinning-faster-than-ever-and-its-making-our-days-shorter


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05 Aug 2022, 7:35 pm

Trying to shake us off.


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05 Aug 2022, 7:43 pm

Is this to do with the polar flip ?



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05 Aug 2022, 7:49 pm

Wow, we gained .2 seconds in the last year. Big whoop.


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05 Aug 2022, 8:09 pm

Misslizard wrote:
Trying to shake us off.


I wouldn't blame the earth at all if that's the case.


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06 Aug 2022, 1:12 pm

From PhysOrg:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-earth-faster-usual-experts-shortest.html

The shortened days are caused by the Earth spinning faster than usual, Interesting Engineering reported.

But why is the Earth spinning faster? Scientists are not completely certain, but they have a few competing explanations:

Changes to the climate or climate systems, such as melting and freezing of glaciers or winds, whose shifting weight pulls on the Earth, The New York Post reported.

Earthquakes and other seismic activity which move mass toward the center of the Earth, like a spinning person pulling their arms in, The Guardian reported.

Movement within the Earth's molten core that shifts mass on the planet, Forbes reported.

Ocean circulation and pressure on the seabed that pulls on the Earth's axis, ABC reported.

The "Chandler Wobble"—a natural shifting of the Earth's axis due to the planet not being perfectly spherical—could be linked to the spinning speeds, timeanddate.com reported.

Australian astronomer Fred Watson explained to ABC, saying "when you start looking at the real nitty gritty, you realize that Earth is not just a solid ball that is spinning."

"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," Watson told ABC.

That sloshing around can influence the speed of the Earth's spin, ABC reported.

Some scientists think this could be the beginning of a new period of shorter days, Interesting Engineering reported.


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08 Aug 2022, 11:05 pm

I thought I was getting a bit dizzy lately! Hang on to your balls, folks!
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09 Aug 2022, 1:17 am

1.50 milliseconds ahead of schedule. We are doomed. Yet again.



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09 Aug 2022, 2:07 am

daggone it, i hate when that happens. :|



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09 Aug 2022, 3:53 am

Duplicate thread to here:

https://wrongplanet.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=407870


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09 Aug 2022, 4:49 am

if only there could be a way of generating electricity from this wobbly bobbly stuff.



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09 Aug 2022, 7:29 am

Radish wrote:
Both threads are now merged into this one.


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09 Aug 2022, 8:16 am

Radish wrote:
From PhysOrg:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-earth-faster-usual-experts-shortest.html

The shortened days are caused by the Earth spinning faster than usual, Interesting Engineering reported.

But why is the Earth spinning faster? Scientists are not completely certain, but they have a few competing explanations:

Changes to the climate or climate systems, such as melting and freezing of glaciers or winds, whose shifting weight pulls on the Earth, The New York Post reported.

Earthquakes and other seismic activity which move mass toward the center of the Earth, like a spinning person pulling their arms in, The Guardian reported.

Movement within the Earth's molten core that shifts mass on the planet, Forbes reported.

Ocean circulation and pressure on the seabed that pulls on the Earth's axis, ABC reported.

The "Chandler Wobble"—a natural shifting of the Earth's axis due to the planet not being perfectly spherical—could be linked to the spinning speeds, timeanddate.com reported.

Australian astronomer Fred Watson explained to ABC, saying "when you start looking at the real nitty gritty, you realize that Earth is not just a solid ball that is spinning."

"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," Watson told ABC.

That sloshing around can influence the speed of the Earth's spin, ABC reported.

Some scientists think this could be the beginning of a new period of shorter days, Interesting Engineering reported.


The Earth is just a great big "Magic 8 Ball" toy!



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09 Aug 2022, 9:47 am

Matrix Glitch wrote:
1.50 milliseconds ahead of schedule. We are doomed. Yet again.


Absolutely!

Were outta control!


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09 Aug 2022, 12:27 pm

The earth needs to stop doing this! I'm getting old too fast as it is.



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09 Aug 2022, 1:02 pm

No wonder I can't get enough done in a day. :-x


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