This summer, Earth had the shortest day in its history, possibly thanks to a wobble in its axis that caused it to complete a single spin in a fraction of a second under 24 hours.
Specifically, on June 29, 2022, the planet completed a complete revolution in 1.59 milliseconds less than 86,400 seconds, or exactly 24 hours, according to the website timeanddate.com. And July 26 was 1.50 milliseconds shorter than 24 hours.
Recently, the Earth has increased its speed. In 2020, Earth saw its shortest month ever measured, since the 1960s . . .