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Star trails created by the Earth's rotation.

It can be distressing to think about the state of the planet. The climate is changing at a rapid pace, species are being lost at an alarming rate and the world’s oceans are being filled with plastic.

But as legendary TV pitchman Billy Mays famously said, “Oh wait, there’s more!”

The planet’s rotation is speeding up, creating shorter days.

On June 29, 2022, the Earth had its shortest day since the 1960s when scientists began measuring the length of a day using high-precision atomic clocks, The Guardian reported. It was the shortest day in the lives of most people on the planet although nobody noticed it because it was only 1.59 milliseconds shorter than expected.

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