The Earth is trying to give you more hours in your day… but it wasn’t always

Pamela L. Gay, Ph.D.
4 min readJul 8, 2023

As we gear up for our yearly fundraiser, I feel confident in saying that just about everyone on our team is wishing we could somehow cram more hours into every day. At a certain level, our world is happy to oblige, and every year our days get the smallest fraction of a second longer and the Moon gets a few centimeters farther away.

Prague’s Astronomical Clock. Credit: Pamela L Gay

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Pamela L. Gay, Ph.D.

Astronomer, technologist, & creative focused on using new media to engage people in learning and doing science. Opinions & typos my own.