Online timer

Online timer

Sometimes it is convenient to use an online timer as easy solution for keeping track of time. For example when cooking. You usually keep track of the time with a watch or alarm clock, but if you do not have it at hand, timer247 is a handy website to be able to set a timer for free.

What is time actually?

Of course we can all look at the clock and we know what time it is but what is time actually? And when is it “now”? When you do something now it is already later when you are doing it and so the now is allready gone. The same applies to the future and the past. Do you think now the past is then moment than in the past or now.

Time is the phenomenon that an event occurs before or after another event. The amount of time between these events is seen as a duration. The time is therefore important for both the sequence and duration. Some see it as the fourth dimension after height, width and length.

How do you keep track of time?

In the past there were no clocks and there was only one possibility to keep track of this phenomenon and that was the rotation of the earth. To be able to measure this properly you have to take a point outside the earth. As soon as this point passes for the second time, you know that a full day has passed. Points outside the earth that were chosen for this were the sun but it is also possible with stars. The duration of a full rotation of the stars is 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. However, a solar day is 24 hours.

Time that is based on a solar day is called the true solar time or simply the true time. This can also be read from a sundial. Over the years, however, we found out that a solar day does not last equally long. This is due to the orbit of the earth around the sun.

What can I use the online timer for?

Our online timer is easy to use and very useful as a kitchen timer, hourglass or to keep track of the duration of your work. Do you have another half hour before you have to leave? Set the timer and you will be notified as soon as this half hour has passed. Are you enjoying a game on the computer or just working but you also have to watch the pizza in the oven? Quickly set a timer for 20 minutes. This way you avoid that burnt pizza. Of course it may also be that you just have to take a break from your work. Set an online timer to start running after an hour. This prevents stiff muscles and cramps in your neck. For teachers, putting an online timer is also useful. For example, when your students have 15 minutes to complete an assignment. They make the timer big on your electronic white board and it is immediately clear to the whole class.