30 Interesting Facts About Time

30 Interesting Facts About TimeOur whole day is divided in time. We all know how important time is. What do you do for ‘time management? Still, it seems as if time is flying by. Had it not been for this time, life would have come to a standstill. Today in this article we are sharing interesting facts about “Time“. 

Is the day not 24 hours? 

A day is not a full 24 hours. It actually takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.2 seconds for the Earth to complete one rotation on its axis. Thus a day is actually 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.2 seconds.

How many seconds are there in a year of 365 days?

There are a total of 31,536,000 seconds in a year of 365 days.

One Giga year is equal to how many years?

One gigayear is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 years.

How many days was a year in the Mesozoic Era?

In the Mesozoic Era, there were 370 days in a year.

Is time slowing down on Earth?

Time on earth is slowing down. The Earth’s rotation is slowing down due to tidal friction from the Moon. For this reason, every century the solar day is getting longer by about 2 milliseconds. In about 200 million years a day would be 25 hours long.

Does everything we see happen in the past?

Light takes time to reach us, so everything we see happens in the past. When we look at the light coming from the sun through our window, it is already 8 minutes and 20 seconds old. The light of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to Earth, is 4 years old.

How were seconds measured before the invention of the atomic clock?

Before the invention of atomic clocks, a second was measured as 9,192,631,770 oscillations of cesium (cesium – a chemical element with the symbol Cs and atomic number 55).

What is the shortest scientific measure of time?

Planck time is the smallest standard of scientific measurement of time. It takes about five hundred and fifty thousand trillion trillion trillion Planck time to blink once.

What is the study of time-measuring instruments called?

Horology is the study of instruments used to measure time.

What is a solar clock?

A solar clock/sundial is an instrument used to measure time from the direction or position of the Sun. This clock worked only during the day, not at night. Other watches were invented on the basis of these clocks.

Who invented the first modern clock?

The first modern clock was made by Peter Henlein in about 1511.

Who invented the pendulum clock?

The pendulum clock was invented by Christiaan Huygens of the Netherlands. Before this, Galileo Galilei had discovered the ice creases of the pendulum in 1583. In 1637 he conceived the contemporary pendulum clock, but he could not build it.

Which is the most accurate clock in the world?

The strontium atomic clock is the most accurate clock in the world. This most accurate clock, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Colorado, measures the vibrations of cesium atoms for timing. Even after 300 million years, this clock will not be late even for a second.

Is the time different at different altitudes?

Gravity affects the flow of time. According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, ‘the closer an observer is to the source of gravity, the slower time passes. Synchronized atomic clocks ultimately show different times at different altitudes (eg at sea level, on top of a mountain, on an airplane).

Our past, present, and future an illusion?

According to Einstein, “The distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however permanent it may be?” This is because space and time are fluid, and are affected by gravity and motion.

When did time begin?

According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, time, like other things, also began with the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago. Time and space are connected, without motion time cannot exist. The Big Bang set all matter in motion from a tiny point.

How many days did the year have in the international fixed calendar?

Moses B. The ‘International Fixed Calendar’ designed by Cotsworth has 13 months of 28 days in a year. This calendar was introduced in the year 1902. This calendar was not officially adopted by any country. It was officially implemented by entrepreneur George Eastman in his company ‘Eastsman Kodak Company’, where it was used from 1928 to 1989.

Which was the calendar based on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun? 

The Julian calendar, a calendar proposed by Julius Caesar, was based on the Earth’s rotation around the Sun. Earlier calendars were made on the basis of the position of the moon.

Leap year was proposed by whom?

Leap year was proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. Every fourth year, one day is added to the month of February and this month becomes 29 days instead of 28 days. This year is called “Leap Year”.

What is Greenwich Meridian Time?

Greenwich Meridian Time is a common starting point for all time zones in the world.

What time does the International Space Station follow?

The International Space Station follows GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Which country has the maximum time zone?

The largest time zone is in France, which is divided into 12 time zones. (If Antarctica is included as claimed by France, then there will be 13 time zones))

Into how many time zones are Russia divided?

Russia, the world’s largest country, is divided into 11 time zones, which range from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00.

Do Hawaii and Alaska have the same time zone?

Hawaii and Alaska share the same time zone.

In which season is London time the same as Greenwich time?

In the winter season, London time is the same as Greenwich time.

How many time zones are there in the world’s largest island?

Greenland, the world’s largest island, is divided into three time zones.

How many time zones are there in India?

There is a time zone in India, which is called Indian Standard Time (IST – Indian Standard Time). It is 5:30 hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

Which planet has the longest day?

One day on Venus is equal to 243 Earth days.

How long is the day on the Moon?

The Moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days or 655.72 hours. Thus, the day on the Moon is 27.32 Earth days or 655.72 hours.

What is Daylight Saving?

Daylight saving is the process in which the clock is moved forward one hour during the summer season.

Who proposed the daylight saving type solution?

Daylight Savings Type Solution was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin.


30 Interesting Facts About Time