Table of Contents

- 1 Is the hour hand always moving?
- 2 Why is the minute hand longer than the hour hand?
- 3 How long will it take the hour hand to move from?
- 4 Is the short hand the minute hand?
- 5 When was the second hand invented?
- 6 How many rounds does hour hand take in one day?
- 7 Why is the minute hand on my clock falling 1/2 hour ahead?
- 8 Do dangling hands on a clock do any good?
- 9 How do you solve the clock problem?

## Is the hour hand always moving?

For every rotation of the minute hand, the hour hand will move from one hour mark to the next. The hour hand moves slowest of all, taking twelve hours (half a day) to make a complete rotation.

### Why is the minute hand longer than the hour hand?

Therefore, the minute hand extends farther than its counterpart so as to provide an exact accounting of the time. If the minute hand were shorter, you would always run into the hour hand when adjusting the time. With the minute hand being longer, you smoothly travel over the hour hand without it getting in the way.”

#### How long will it take the hour hand to move from?

(b) Yes, the hour hand also moves. It takes 1 hour or 60 minutes to move from one number to the next number.

**Why is 12 at the top of the clock?**

Once the moving-hand clocks came about, the clockwise rotation of the hands was because that is the way a shadow moves around a sundial. And 12 represents noon, when the sun is highest in the sky, so the 12 was placed at the highest point of the dial.

**What happens to the hour hand?**

The hour hand moves the slowest. In one day, it moves all the way around the clock only twice! Here’s what it looks like with time sped up even faster! Every hour, the short hour hand moves just a little bit around the clock.

## Is the short hand the minute hand?

The short hand is the hour hand. It points to the current hour. The long hand is the minute hand. It tells us how many minutes have gone by after 10.

### When was the second hand invented?

First, the historical facts. Seconds hands appeared in the 15th century on German clocks and reappeared intermittently for the next few centuries but didn’t become common until the 18th century. And then they were mainly featured on pocket watches and specialized scientific clocks rather than common clocks.

#### How many rounds does hour hand take in one day?

An hour hand completes 2 rounds in a day.

**Where does the hour hand point on an analog clock?**

At 10:00, the analog clock looks like this: The short hand points to 10, the long hand points to 12. The short hand is the hour hand. It points to the current hour. The long hand is the minute hand.

**At what time are the hour and minute hand of a 12 hour clock together between 6 and 7?**

In order to coincide the minute hand has to gain 30 minutes space. Now 55 minutes are gained by minute hand in 60 minutes. 30 minutes will be gained in = 6055×30=3611 = 32811 minutes. So the hands will coincide 32811 minutes past 6.

## Why is the minute hand on my clock falling 1/2 hour ahead?

It’s possible that the spring that keeps friction for the minute hand could be loose, so the hand may just randomly fall 1/2 hour ahead each turn on some of it’s rotations. My Clock Collection Site . . .

### Do dangling hands on a clock do any good?

Dangling hands on the face of a clock don’t do anyone any good. The clock may continue to run, but it certainly can no longer tell you the time, and if you own a clock that chimes on the hour and the half hour, it may not let out a single note.

#### How do you solve the clock problem?

Clock Problem Solution 1: At 2 pm or am, the hour hand is aligned exactly with 2 and the minute hand at 12. Let us assume each minute section of the clock face to be a unit of speed of the minute and hour hands. The minute hand moves 1 unit per minute whereas the hour hand moves 5 units in 60 minutes, that is, 1 12 units per minute.

**What time between 2 o’clock and 3 o’clock will the minute hands match?**

A schematic of an analog clock face at 10.25 should help to clarify the concepts, At what time between 2 O’clock and 3 O’clock, will the minute and hour hands be together? At 2 pm or am, the hour hand is aligned exactly with 2 and the minute hand at 12.