This page contains a JavaScript that will display a binary clock. It converts standard time to binary time:

#### Standard (24 hours) clock

#### Binary clock

## Binary Time

We are very much used to our sexagesimal numeral system to measure time. In this base 60 system a day has 24 hours, each hour has 60 minutes and each minute is divided in 60 seconds. A more logical method of time keeping would be a decimal system (base 10 system) dividing a day in 10 hours, with 100 minutes per hour, and 100 seconds in each minute. But we live in a computer age and since all our information is stored in a binary form (in bits), we should perhaps consider switching to binary clocks.

In a decimal numeric system we use 10 different digits (0 to 9), but a binary numeral system represents numeric values using only two symbols (0 and 1). Here is a table showing how decimal values are represented in a binary way:

Decimal | Binary | Explanations for minkukels |

0 | 0 | Naught |

1 | 1 | One one |

2 | 10 | One two and zero ones |

3 | 11 | One two and one one |

4 | 100 | One four, zero twos and zero ones |

5 | 101 | One four, zero twos and one one |

6 | 110 | One four, one two and zero ones |

7 | 111 | One four, one two and one one |

8 | 1000 | One eight |

9 | 1001 | One eight and one one |

10 | 1010 | One eight and one two |

11 | 1011 | … |

12 | 1100 | … |

13 | 1101 | etcetera |

14 | 1110 | and so on |

15 | 1111 | and so forth |

16 | 10000 | |

etc. |

The binary clock on this page is in fact a sexagesimal clock shown in a binary format. Perhaps your next birthday present is a binary watch.

More interesting clocks can be found in SillyClocks