- One twenty-fourth part of a day, equal
to 60 minutes or 3,600 seconds. In one hour, the Earth rotates through
15°. The time of day at any point on Earth is expressed as the number
of hours and minutes that have elapsed since midnight for the time zone
in which the point is situated, the time zones being fixed intervals
behind or ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
- The unit of right ascension,
equivalent to 15 degrees of arc.