In order to find the originTime divisionSo, to understand why one minute 60 seconds ago, we had to go back to ancient Egypt and Babylon, around 3000 BC. Lunar stageLearn from professional translators, companies, web pages and freely accessible translation databases. Egyptian astronomers also estimated that the duration of the year was 365 days. In about - 2800, a year was divided into three seasons and four months. Each month was composed of three weeks, lasting for ten days, and then changed to seven weeks, probably for the sake of enabling workers to have more frequent weekends, and also for religious reasons.
According to this 12-month 30 day schedule, the Babylonians and Greeks divided the circle into 360 degrees (12 times 30).
At the same time, at about - 2200 hours, Egypt divided the day into 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night, probably because this year has been divided into 12 months. This means that an hour in summer is longer than an hour in winter, and vice versa. So the minutes and seconds are random. So we haven't had a minute, 60 minutes, an hour in the traditional 60 second cut!
Because Babylonian astronomers used this 60 benchmark in their calculations, they noticed that 60 can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, which is convenient to make a quarter, a third
Let's go back to this circle and divide it into 360 degrees (= 12 times 30). When designing the first clock, a clock box is a circle. Naturally, we use this old 12 minutes to show the time. So, a day is 24 hours, 60 minutes per hour, 60 seconds per minute.
Smart, isn't it?