Neil deGrasse Tyson is happy "The Daily Show" fixed Earth's rotation

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks during the National Geographic Channel Special Programming Announcement at the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour  on January 7, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

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As the new host of the "Daily Show," Trevor Noah has turned the Earth on its axis -- literally.

Well, not the real Earth, but the Earth in the opening credits of the show.

Most fans would not notice, but eagle-eyed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson certainly did, and he was happy.

"Congratulations to @TrevorNoah tonight. @TheDailyShow's new opening credits now show Earth rotating in the correct direction," wrote the cosmologist.

The Earth on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" used to turn clockwise; Noah's Earth turns counterclockwise.

As a guest on the "Daily Show," deGrasse Tyson informed Stewart that the opening credits were inaccurate.

"Can I tell you something quick?" asked deGrasse Tyson. "The beginning of your program? The Earth is spinning in the wrong direction. I'm sorry. I had to get that off my chest."

The opening credits did change back to the correct rotational direction briefly, but then reverted to the clockwise rotation.

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