By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Time is now meaningless

 

Last updated 8/4/2022 at 7:19pm



What were you doing June 29, 2022? Whatever is was, you did less of it than you think you did because that day was not a full 24 hours.

That’s right, we were all bilked out of our precious time together by 1.59 milliseconds.

The website Timanddate.com which is a go-to site for things atomic clock-related said that this was the shortest day recorded since the atomic clock got fired up in the 1960s.

The atomic clock tracks actual length of days through the modern magic of science, and they have seen some longer days and some shorter than 24 hours, but June 29 is the shortest so far.

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