The Earth is spinning faster than it used to, and it’s because of the Moon.
Earth’s rotation is speeding up, and it’s all thanks to the Moon. The Earth is slowing down due to tidal forces between the Earth and Moon. This means that days are getting longer on average, with some places on Earth seeing an extra second added every few years. Scientists think that this trend will continue for about another 50 million years before things even out again.
What does this mean for me?
This isn’t something you need to worry about in your daily life. However, if you do live in a particularly fast-moving city, you might be able to get a better deal on your home insurance policy. If a property was built or rebuilt in recent years and it’s located near a fault line or earthquake zone, then there’s a chance that your premiums could be higher than usual.