Dave Hendrix (dph@TRICON.NET)
Tue, 27 May 1997 16:42:00 -0400
At 03:28 PM 5/27/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>> Incidentally, clocks run clockwise (to the right) because the earth's
>>> rotation - when viewed from above the North Pole - is clockwise.
>When I went to school the earth rotated so the Sun came up in the
>east, not the west. Ergo, there is no relationship to looking at
>the earth from above the North Pole.
My understanding is that in the northern hemisphere sundials are laid out in
a clockwise manner-- ergo, mechanical clocks have the same general layout.
The clockwise orientation is based on the sun and the rotation of the earth.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City