interesting facts about Time


interesting facts about Time:

facts about Time

  • We use time to order events in the past present and future. We also use it to make comparisons and measure the speed at which things move

  • A sundial uses to measure the time it is an instruments that uses the position of the sun to measure time, typically involving a shadow cast across a marked surface .

  • The use pendulums to accurately measure the time was discovered by Galileo Galilei arounf 400 years ago . A pendulum is a free swinging weight hanging from a pivot

  • Normally years have 365 days but a Leap year has 366. The Earth takes a little long than 365 days to go around the Sun so we add an extra day in February every four years to keep calender's and seasons aligned

  • Milliseconds , microseconds and nanoseconds are examples of very small units of time .

  • Scientists believe the moon was used as a form of calendar as far back as 6000 years ago . Calendars have been changing ever since and are very accurate in modern times .

  • Many places use daylight saving time ( typically by putting clocks forward an hour) for longer daylight in the evenings .

  • Theories related to time have been put forward by famous scientists such as Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein . You may have even heard of the term space time a model in physics that joins space and time together

  • Different parts of the are located in different time zones. This means that while you are having breakfast in the morning someone in another part of the world is having dinner..

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