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minute hand

[′min·ət ‚hand]
(horology)
The long hand on a timepiece, indicating minutes.
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Rather that predict the minute hand being on the 4 like in step 3, have children say 20 minutes past.
This in turn led to the use of a minute hand, as now watches could keep time within 15-30 minutes per day.
Meanwhile, a minute hand - that looks confusingly like a tiny sun orbiting the Earth - rotates clockwise.
The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2010, when the Clock's minute hand was pushed back one minute from five to six minutes before midnight.
Keepers of the clock, set up in 1947 to show how close humanity is to wiping itself out, moved the minute hand two minutes forward towards midnight.
To begin, explain the watch face to your child: the hour hand is short and thick, the minute hand is long and thin, and the second hand is the thinnest and fastest.
NEWS ADVISORY - The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will announce whether or not it is moving the minute hand of its famous "Doomsday Clock" at 1 p.
The hour hands from the south and west facing clocks were taken and the minute hand from the south face was bent during the theft.
It will cross the sky at about the same speed as the minute hand of Big Ben, seen from the foot of the clock tower.
As soon as the minute hand hits midnight on December 31, 1999, consumers could be looking at significantly higher premiums and shorter coverage period for term life insurance policies.
Players must stop the minute hand ticking at the correct time.
95; but on all of them, the blue hand is the minute hand and the red hand is the hour hand.