History of Timekeeping

When Time Began: A History of Timekeeping

By Klockit Team
June 23, 2021

Clocks regulate modern existence. Our days are packed with activities and obligations that require us to be in a particular place at a certain time. As a result, chronometry, or the science of timekeeping, has become a centuries-old race to develop better and more accurate ways of answering the question, “What time is it?”

A Day on Another Planet

By Klockit Team
April 22, 2015

A day refers to the amount of time it takes for a planet to complete a single 360-degree rotation on its axis. On Earth, that’s 24 hours. But the other planets in the solar system rotate at faster or slower speeds, and their day lengths vary accordingly.

 

The Mayan Calendar: Time Immemorial

By Klockit Team
March 22, 2015

The Mayan calendar is an interconnected calendar system developed circa 2000 BC. Although used by several Central American cultures until the 15th century, it was closely associated with the Mayan civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and is still observed by some modern Mayan communities today.

The Leap Second: a Jump in Time

By Klockit Team
March 3, 2015

Did you know? Leap seconds are adjustments made to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) so that the UTC time standard, which is measured by atomic clocks and used for international timekeeping, can be synchronized with astronomical time to within 0.9 seconds. The…

Time in Bottles: Measuring Time with the Elements

By Klockit Team
February 11, 2015

As a civilization, we’ve always been preoccupied with time. Our clocks regulate our lives, telling us when to eat and sleep, when to go to work and come home, and more.