The days on Earth are becoming longer, a group made up of scientists has come to a conclusion according to their predictions for the future , there are going to be 25 hours one day.
In the last 27 centuries in which the average day increased in length at the rate of about 200 milliseconds (ms) per century.
It will take around 6.7 millions of years get only one minute more every day. And we’ll need to wait around 200 million years to get the additional hour.
Study author Leslie Morrison said: “It’s a very slow process.”
Researchers from Durham University and the UK’s Nautical Almanac Office gathered evidence from the reports of eclipses and celestial events dating from 720BC through 2015.
The moon rises over cloud as it passes by the Emirates Air Line cable car is seen at London’s Docklands on the 13th of November 2016. Tomorrow the moon will move closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948. It is referred to as”supermoon” because it is defined as the Full or New moon, which coincides with the moon’s closest proximity to the Earth
Mr Morrison who retired as an scientist at Royal Greenwich Observatory, said that the earth’s orbit was not slowing as quickly as initially was.
It was estimated that it would require 5.2 million years for adding one minute each day.
The experts’ team used gravitational theories of the motion of Earth around the Sun as well as the movement of the movement of the Moon around Earth to calculate the exact timing for eclipses on both the Moon and Sun in the course of time when viewed from our planet.
They then calculated where they would be on Earth they could have been visible and then compared it to reports of eclipses by the ancient Babylonians, Chinese, Greeks, Arabs and medieval Europeans.
Mr Morrison declared: “For example, the Babylonian tablets, which are written in cuneiform script, are stored at the British Museum and have been decoded by experts there and elsewhere.”
The team observed discrepancies in the locations where eclipses ought to be visible, and on Earth they actually appeared.
The Earth’s rotation is affected by many factors, such as its changing shape because of shrinking polar ice caps due to the end of the Ice Age, electro-magnetic interactions between the mantle and the core as well as changes in the sea level.