A new study has suggested that the moon is now moving further away from the Earth. Describing the relationship between the moon and the earth, the study informed that, around 1.4 billion years ago, on Earth a day used to be over 18 hours.
The Earth’s only celestial body, the moon has changed the de the Earth’s movement around the axis. Now the day will be lengthier as the moon is now giving more time to enjoy the day.
Stephen Meyers, author of the study and Professor of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison stated that the moon is now moving away from the Earth, the planet is like some spinning thing skater, and when they extend their arms, it slows down.
The whole thing draws a tool or a statistical method which combine the astronomical theory with the geological observation. That is known as astrochronology. It studies the past geologic condition of the Earth and also informs about the history of the solar system.
Meyers further added that scientists use astrochronology to know about the time of the past and use those data to build ancient geological timescales. They want to know about the billion-year-old rocks in such a way that they can compare the study with today’s geologic processes.
As per the information the movement of the planet is affected by various astronomical objects and also influence variations in the rotation around and wobbles on axis. Such variations are called as Milankovitch cycles. The Milankovitch cycles play a very important role in climate change, and these cycles also determine the places where the sunlight will be distributed.
However, now the condition of the solar system has changed a lot, and the orbital process of the planets around the sun also has changed. A tinny change can turn into big changes, which is happening between the Earth and the Moon.