View Full Version : UTC real time clock.

11th September 2005, 10:12 PM
I was searching for stuff (as usual) and came across this.
I remember reading that the US Naval Observatory are the actual time keeper of this world (that's UTC time).
We all know that GPS is dependant on UTC and an accurate time sync, so it makes sense that the US defence forces are the official time keepers...

So here's a realtime clock for you to syncronise to ....UTC real time clock (http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/what.html)
The animated GIF didn't work very well (using FireFox), but the link to "another reatime clock" will give you a 30 sec countdown to sync to.

And if that sh!t aint geeky enough.... you can read all about the time pieces used by the USNO (http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/) !

Check the Cesium Fountain (fantastic looking 'clock') and the Ion Trap version.
I guess all this is somehow related to the working of GPS :cool: