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# Does 1 degree= 4 minutes in GMT

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Does 1 degree= 4 minutes in GMT?

Guest Nov 16, 2014

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Each day the earth rotates on its own axis once.  That is what a day is!

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In 24 hours the Earth rotates 360 degrees (of longitude)

So in 1 hour it must rotate 360/24=15 degrees

that is, in 60 minutes it rotates 15 degrees

so in 60/15minutes it will rotate 15/15 degrees

that is

in    4 minutes it will rotate 1 degrees

SEE

This is why time and degrees are BOTH split into minutes and seconds.

Hours, minutes and seconds of time  are directly related to the degrees, minutes and seconds that the Earth has rotated.

I think that this is really COOL!!!!!

Melody  Nov 16, 2014
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yes, it does!

http://www.cs4fn.org/mobile/owntimezone.php

BrittanyJ  Nov 16, 2014
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Makes sense.....

360 degrees*4 minutes = 1440 minutes = 24 hrs = 1 rotation = 360 degees

CPhill  Nov 16, 2014
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Auburn vs. Georgia

LSU vs. Arkansas

Auburn MUST WIN!!!! War Eagle!

BrittanyJ  Nov 16, 2014
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Each day the earth rotates on its own axis once.  That is what a day is!

so

In 24 hours the Earth rotates 360 degrees (of longitude)

So in 1 hour it must rotate 360/24=15 degrees

that is, in 60 minutes it rotates 15 degrees

so in 60/15minutes it will rotate 15/15 degrees

that is

in    4 minutes it will rotate 1 degrees

SEE

This is why time and degrees are BOTH split into minutes and seconds.

Hours, minutes and seconds of time  are directly related to the degrees, minutes and seconds that the Earth has rotated.

I think that this is really COOL!!!!!

Melody  Nov 16, 2014