How Long Until The Moon Slows The Earth To A 25 Hour Day?

At this rate of the Moon’s gravitational force slowing down Earth’s rotation, how long will it take to increase an hour to our day?
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

The Earth’s rotation is indeed being slowed down by the presence of the Moon - every year, the Moon gains a little energy from the Earth, and drifts a little farther away from us. This drift is imperceptible to the human eye, but measurable...

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