Monday, March 14, 2011

Time Change

From CBS News:

The massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan Friday (March 11) has shortened the length Earth's day by a fraction and shifted how the planet's mass is distributed.

A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth's spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds, according to geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

It's weird, but I thought my clock was a little slow after the time change. I kept showing up 1.8 milliseconds late to everything yesterday.

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