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The Earth, Educational Facts About Our Planet

#7. The Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing

The Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing (The Earth, Educational Facts About Our Planet)

This deceleration is happening almost imperceptibly, at approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years,
although the rate at which it occurs is not perfectly uniform. This has the effect of lengthening our days, but
it happens so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will have
increased to 25 hours. Source: squishtheory.wordpress.com

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