Why Do Clocks Go Clockwise?

8 January 2019, 15:27

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Why do we say that clocks go clockwise and why is that right to left?


Name: Stuart from Dover

Answer: It is all to do with the direction the shadow goes round on a sundial, which is from right to left.

When making clocks, clock makers copy sundials and so clocks go round clockwise too.