According to the Organization for Economic Co-Development, the average number of actual work hours in the United States, per worker per year was 1,790 in 2012. In 2000, the average was 1,836 for the United States.
A:In areas that practice Daylight Saving Time, or DST, the fall shift returns the clocks to "standard" timekeeping. In the United States, autumn time is standard in name only; since 2007, DST has occupied seven of the 12 months of the year.
A:Morning, afternoon, evening and night are defined as different blocks of time within a 24 hour day. It is generally accepted that morning ends at 12 p.m. Afternoon, evening and night have more subjective boundaries.
A:Military time is the representation of the time of the day as a 24-hour cycle, rather than the two 12-hour cycles more commonly used. The numbers for the a.m. cycle are identical to those of common time, but where common time specifies, for instance, 3 p.m. or 11 p.m, military time represents these as 1500 or 2300. Military times of 1300 or higher can be converted to common time simply by subtracting 1200.
A:A sun dial works by casting a shadow that is determined by the sun's position in the sky. Sun dials come in a variety of styles and shapes. Cheap, mass-produced sun dials often have design flaws that prevent them from accurately showing the time.
A:In the United States, daylight saving time takes place on the second Sunday in March at 2:00 a.m. The actual date varies each year. The United States returns to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
A:A 555 timer is an example of an integrated circuit, or an "IC chip." It is an electronic component consisting of a small piece of silicon or other semiconductor material with an electronic circuit built on it.
A:As of 2014, Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins on the second Sunday in March when clocks are turned forward. Daylight Savings Time ends on the first Sunday in November when clocks are turned backward. The exact date varies from year to year.
A:The time 12 a.m. is also referred to as midnight, and 12 p.m. is referred to as noon. A good trick for remembering this is to think of 12:01 a.m. occurring during the night as well as the minute directly before it.
A:In general, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west because of the Earth's eastward spin. However, depending on where the observer is in relation to the equator and the time of year, the sun rises and sets either to the north or to the south of due east and due west. In fact, it is only on two days, the spring and fall equinoxes, that the sun rises due east and sets due west.
A:Daylight Savings Time in 2015 began on Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., at which time the clocks in areas that observe it were set ahead one hour. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. when the clocks in these jurisdictions are turned back one hour.
A:In U.S. military time, 1700 hours is equal to 5:00 p.m. when expressed in standard time. The military uses a 24-hour clock that begins at 0000, which corresponds to midnight, and ends at 2359, or 11:59 p.m.
A:To read a military clock, use the 24-hour time system to indicate the hour of the day. The seconds and minutes indicated by the clock are the same as that in a clock following the 12-hour time system.