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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
this is completely false.
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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
I believe it has to do with tidal acceleration, the moon is essentially pulling back on the earth. Eventually one side of the earth will be able to see the moon and the other side will never have a moon, like the "dark side of the moon never sees earth"
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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
@dmckee I think the issue is we cant assume / extrapolate the data over 2000 years or 4 billion years.
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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
@BB1 well yes there is more data, but no, I do not have anything else.
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updated question.
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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
The green line is a moving average of change, and is always positive (which it doesnt have to be, for days to get longer over time). At times, the slowing slows (as seen in the early 2000's) and was exceptionally fast in the 70's. If you notice the red line is generally increasing over time, which is the time of day lengthening. From the early 70s to today, they day IS 25 seconds longer.
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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
precisely why its not linear...
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comment How long was a day at the creation of earth?
shorter = typo. also, as I stated, that assumption is inheritly false. The rate of change isn't constant. I have added a link to the rate of change for the last 50 years.
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