| Earth Days are Getting Longer and it's All Because of the Moon
The moon has been moving 3.82cm away from the Earth every single year and it's lengthening our days Sitting at your desk wondering how it's not bedtime yet? I have some bad news for you. According to scientists from Wisconsin, Madison and Colombia Universities, the days on Earth are only about to get longer as the moon spins further away from our planet. In the study, published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, the researchers describe how they used Milankovitch climate cycles and statistical modelling to figure out how the length of days on Earth changed over the past billion years. By looking at the Earth's Milankovitch cycles, they were able to see how the Earth has tilted and wobbled, as well as how the climate has shifted to give us our lengthened days. This data is, surprisingly, all captured in Earth's ancient rocks, which are then able to be analysed using astrochronology. "As the moon moves away, the Earth is like a spinning figure skater who slows down as