Time ball, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Time ball, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Time ball, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK. This was the world's first public time signal. The time ball drops at exactly 13:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) every day and is visible from the River Thames. It was introduced in 1833 by the then Astronomer Royal, John Pond.

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