A clock with one hand that takes a year to go around
The “Year Clock” has one hand and it takes one year to go around. This is an analog of the Earth, which takes one year to go around the Sun. The hand represents the progress of the Earth as it goes around the Sun.
When you look at a normal clock face, it gives you a quick visual image of where you are in the day. This clock will give you a quick visual image of where you are in the year.
The dial is marked with significant annual astronomical events. It shows the constellations of the zodiac (where the sun appears in space), the months of the year, the solstices and equinoxes, the major meteor shows, and the equation of time.
To see a larger image of the dial, click on the image.
The Year Clock comes with a pamphlet of instructions that will teach the owner about each element of the dial, and the nature of a trip around the sun.
I am currently not making the Year Clock. If you are interested, you can send me an email and I’ll let you know when they become available again.
I’m also not making a Sidereal Clock which shows “star time”, and a Mars Clock that shows the time on Mars.