Virtual Cubes

Geo & Clock Cube

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Geo & Clock Cube

This cube can display latitude or longitude on a selected face by rotating and twisting some parts of the cube. The coordinates can be displayed in 5″ (arc seconds) steps. In the initial state the cube shows a longitude of 00° 00′ 00″ East (E), which is the longitude of the Prime Meridian passing through Greenwich, London UK.

The cube can also display hours, minutes and seconds from 00:00′ 00″ up to 24:00′ 00″ in 5″ (seconds) steps, either in Summer time (S) or in Winter time (W).

The layout of the Geographical Coordinates & Clock Cube was created in 2008 by André Boulouard and Walter Randelshofer.

Latitude

Range from 00° 00′ 00″ up to 90° 00′ 00″
in 5″ (arc seconds) steps, North (N) or South (S).

The length of 1° (arc degree) of north-south latitude difference is about 111 kilometres, 60 nautical or 69 statute miles at any latitude.

Longitude

Range from 00° 00′ 00″ up to 180° 00′ 00″
in 5″ (arc seconds) steps, East (E) or West (W).

The length of 1° (arc degree) of east-west longitude difference, is the same as the north-south latitude difference only at the terrestrial equator, reducing progressively to zero at the poles.

An accuracy of 5″ (arc seconds) eather in latitude or in longitude means a localization accuracy better than 154 m everywhere on the Globe.

Hours, minutes and seconds

Range from 00:00′ 00″ up to 24:00′ 00″
in 5″ (seconds) steps, Summer time (S) or Winter time (W).

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