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Time Keeping and Weather Predictions

itsaboutclocks.com – These days, when we want to know what the weather is going to be like, most of us listen to the radio or turn on the TV – in most cases, we don’t even need to wait for the weather report on the news; we simply turn to a network that focuses only on providing weather predictions.

Of course, some of us have been left feeling jaded – those sunny days that we’ve been promised don’t end up looking quite as bright or on those days when we’re told to bring along an umbrella the clouds burn off and blue skies are all that we see. Despite the fact that weather predictions are made, it is important to consider that there are a number of factors that can affect the way that pressure systems interact and weather events occur. Unfortunately, even though weather predictions are far more based on science than they once were, predictions can go awry.

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In the mid 1700s, Ben Franklin published weather predictions in Poor Richard’s Almanac (1732-1757), expressly for the purpose of helping farmers anticipate the way that their crops would be affected by the weather. Prior to Ben Franklin, weather was predicted, based solely upon adages such as, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.” While the adage is generally correct, it was not the all-inclusive kind of weather predictions we get today.

Ben Franklin was actually the first person to actually put together that weather conditions traveled along predictable paths. Ben kept a weather observation diary, and when he started comparing letters received from friends and family at distant locations, along with their local weather observations, Ben was able to put together that most storms in North America traveled from west-to-east. He also put together that cold snaps also followed the same west-to-east patterns.

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Weather prediction today relies on many of the same lessons Franklin learned in the mid 1700s. One of the lessons learned is that successful weather prediction relies on successful weather observations. Today, modern weather observation relies heavily on accurate time keeping and communication, and measuring the progression and speed of the movement of storms.

While Ben Franklin started to track the direction of a storm from southwest to northeast by following a whirlwind on horseback, ultimately his observations about the ways in which weather can be predicted are paralleled in the ways in which other systems form and move, the most notable of these cases being the prediction of El Nino in the waters of the Pacific. By tracking these patterns in weather journals and noting observations about the wind, the air pressure and the humidity, it’s possible to more accurately make weather predictions.

However, in order to ensure that weather predictions that are made are fairly accurate, there are additional resources that must be called on. The most basic of these is a clock that can be used to track the amount of time that it takes for a storm or weather front to travel from one area to another. A more advanced tool for weather prediction involves radar – and analyzing the information obtained using radio waves. Rain, snow and even wind all affect the ways in which radio waves are reflected within the atmosphere, and even modern weather radar relies heavily upon accurate timekeeping.

By studying these weather systems and learning to read radar charts, meteorologists are able to predict the weather, forecast storms and identify the ways in which different areas will be affected. Even today, in order to provide accurate weather forecasts those who are studying weather need to be able to have a strong sense of place, a sense of the winds, humidity and atmospheric pressure and they need to have accurate clocks to keep track of the time it takes for a system to move from one area to another.

Fortunately, in order to have a sense of the weather and to be able to predict whether or not a storm is coming in the future, there are a variety of weather clocks available. Many atomic clocks are able to read the temperature from an outdoor sensor and to show it on the face of the clock, along with the time. Traditional weather clocks are also available for those who want to have a sense of not only what time it is, but also the inside temperature and level of humidity in the home.

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With weather clocks, what you will find is that even before you get out of bed in the morning, you’ll be able to determine the best way to dress for the day. More sophisticated weather clocks can be used to monitor the temperature as well as the humidity in areas that need to be regulated – for example, home wine cellars as well as floral greenhouses.

When you need to be able to predict the weather and don’t want to have to watch the meteorologist on the local news, or you want to be able to create a controlled indoor environment for one purpose for another, accurate weather clocks can help you to know what’s going on and what you can do to be prepared for the day.

This entry was posted on December 16, 2020.

5 Most Rare Watches in the World

Watches have evolved to be more than just tools for tracking trips or checking time. The more luxurious a person’s watch, the higher his status in society.

Here are 5 of the most expensive and rarest watches in the world, as reported by The Richest. Using this watch, of course, proves that you are not just anyone.

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1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination

The most expensive item ever to be shown at the Baselworld Exhibition was The Graff Hallucination watch. The timepiece is covered in rare multicolored diamonds and has been described as a “structural masterpiece.”

The stones used for the watch were selected by Mr. Graff over the years and carefully placed, one after another. Not only is it beautiful, its price of up to US $ 55 million makes it one of the most expensive watches in the world.

2. Marie Antoinette’s Pocket Watch

This pocket watch is very intricate and beautiful with 823 parts. Most of the parts of the watch are made of polished pink gold. His past is also very long.

This pocket watch was stolen in 1983 from a museum in Jerusalem, then rediscovered in 2007, reconstructed, and put on display in 2008.

3. Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona

This watch is the highest auction item owned by Paul Newman. At auction in 2017, it took only 12 minutes for the watch to sell to a telephone bidder for US $ 15.5 million.

That figure broke the previous record of $ 11 million held by Patek Phillipe’s watch. The timepiece was originally a gift to Newman from his wife and eventually became the “holy grail” of the watch.

4. Louis Moinet “Meteoris”

Made by Louis Moinet, a company in Switzerland known for their luxury watches, Meterois is one of the best. This US $ 4.6 million watch is so beautiful.

Combined with advanced technology and rare materials, this watch attracts attention with an intricate mechanism that looks like a work of art. What makes this watch different from the rest is the Toubillion Mars disc made of a 180 million year old meteorite, known as Jiddat al Harsis 479.

5. Piaget Emperador Temple

Priced at US $ 3.3 million dollars, this Piaget Emperador Temple watch is truly like a temple studded with diamonds. At least more than 1000 emerald and baguette diamonds and pearls adorn this watch. This makes it so luxurious and shiny.

This entry was posted on November 24, 2020.

History There Are Hours, Minutes And Seconds

Are you one of the many people who love watches? Clock is a timepiece machine, clock one of the oldest technological inventions as well as the oldest. Without the clock we might not know what time it is. Clocks have many types, ranging from watches, wall clocks and clocks also available on the cell phone. At this time the watch has become one of the accessories that will give a good impression of fashion. Clock, a time philosophy that has a fairly long history. Do you know about its history? if not, let’s look at the history below:

History of a clock

There is no exact date on the creation of the first tool to indicate time. However, it is known that a timepiece has existed since five to six thousand years ago with inhabitants inhabiting the Middle East and North Africa. The Egyptians in 3500 BC had a way of showing time in the form of an obelisk. The obelisk is a slender, four-sided, tapered monument whose shadows fall in the sand and show elapsed time. At about the same time (3500 BC) the solar hour was also used.

The sundial consists of a round slab with oblique protrusions from its center. When the sun moves, the shadow that falls on the slab will show time. The sundial, of course, was still used, so in 1500 BC the Egyptians created the first portable sundial, which could be called the grandfather of a watch at this time. Although both of them are considered as a means of indicating time, they are different from other forms that appear later in the sense indicated in daylight, whereas our current clock shows the average solar time, (There are only 4 times in a year when the sundial and hour modern will show the same time).

 

Our daily life is full of our arrival, departure and busyness. Everything is made based on a schedule that is sometimes right sometimes slow, of course our lives and our days are planned and determined by the time on the clock. The word clock has not been used until the 14th century and its meaning is not as we know it today. The word means “bell” or “alarm”. Even though it has no internal mechanics, the first clock is able to mimic some of the functions of a modern clock, even without accurate accuracy, for example the first alarm clock has existed since ancient times, the design is simple, this clock consists of candles with lines that show the time that has passed .

To “set” the alarm, there are nails fixed to the candle at the intended hour. When the candle burns up to where the nail is embedded, the nail will fall into the tin plate at the bottom, so that the sound of the resulting alarm can wake people to sleep around the alarm. Water clocks are another way people from ancient civilizations mark the time that passes. This clock works with drops of water falling into the container, which slowly raises the buoy that is in the container, then rotates the pointer to indicate time. The oldest known water clock is found in the grave of Amenhotep I.

The first mechanical clock with “escapement” (new power regulating mechanism) appeared in 1285. Escapment is a mechanism that ticks with a steady rhythm and moves the gear wheel forward in a series of jumps of the same length. The first general clock that played the clink of the clock was installed in Milan around 1335 AD, the clock at that time only had one needle, the needle that showed the clock did not show an accurate time.

Only after passing 175 years around the year 1510 this creation was repaired by Peter Henlien from Nuremberg from Germany, with his creation in the form of a clock-driven spring, at that time the clock with a spring was the most accurate. After that the spring clock model was repaired by Jacob Zech from Prague in 1525, he did this using a “spiral pulley”, which would include a pull per unit time, this device turned out to have the desired effect in the form of increased accuracy from the previous tool, even though it was still operating with one clock. Jost Burgi created the first clock with a minute hand in 1577, but it was only after the creation of the pendulum that set the clock in 1656, the minute hand became a practical tool at that time.

In the early 1580s, the Galileo Scientist, with his observational and ingenious abilities, finally inspired by making the pendulum clock for the first time. He found that consecutive pendulum punches always occur in the same amount of time. With this in mind he and Vincenzo (his son), began to draw pictures and models to find a suitable design. Unfortunately, before they were able to make the instrument, Galileo fell ill and died. However, his son did not let his father’s vision go unrealized and produced a working model in 1649.

The concept of Galileo was perfected in 1656 by Christiaan Huygens, who created the first clock that was moved by weight using a pendulum. This creation makes it possible to show time accurately, although it still uses only the hands of a clock. In 1680, the minute hand finally appeared and only a few years later the second hand appeared on the timepiece.

In 1889, Siegmund Rieflier made a pendulum clock with a precision of one / one hundred seconds, shortly after that a double pendulum clock was created by WH Shortt in 1921. This clock operated one primary pendulum and one pendulum under the control of another pendulum and was accurate to several milliseconds a day . Although it began to be replaced with Kuarts needles in the 1930s and 1940s, pendulum clocks are still used today, in fact ancient grandfather pendulum clocks are seen as antique items that are worth collecting.

Kuarts needle operation is based on the nature of the piezoelectric of a crystal, when an electric field is applied to a crystal, its shape changes, otherwise if we press or bend the crystal, this object will produce an electric field, if coupled with an electronic circuit, this interaction causes the crystal to vibrate, producing a signal with a constant frequency that can move the clock. This development is accurate and inexpensive, making it the first choice for timepieces.

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In around 1500 BC, the ancient Egyptians used a 12-based number program, and they developed a sundial program shaped like the letter T which was placed on the ground and divided the time between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts. Historians argue, the ancient Egyptians used a 12-based number program based on wanting the total lunar cycle in a year or could also be based on the large number of human finger joints (3 in each finger, not including the thumb) which allows them to count up to 12 using thumb.

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This entry was posted on June 5, 2020.