The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

  • @frostysauce
    53 months ago

    How long do you spend walking your dogs!? Just look at the clock when you go out and won’t you still be accurate to within 30 minutes when you get back?

    • Admiral Patrick
      3 months ago

      Ha, I phrased it poorly.

      What I meant was that I started noticing Orion’s position in the sky at certain relatively fixed times. After a while, I could just look at where it was, relative to the horizon, and determine the current time within about 30 minutes (between about 5:30 PM and 3 AM when it’s above the horizon here)