# Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.

Emergency Chocolate Cake
Represents time #questival

Something Flappier
Contrary to popular belief, the Union Square Metronome does NOT display the national debt. It's actually a clock, with the leftmost numbers telling the 24-hour time, and the righthand numbers telling time remaining in the day. ππππππ #questival

Feeling Knotty & Boulder
read from the left it counts how much time has passed in the day. read from the right it tells the amount of time left in the day. #questival

Llama? Llama.
the numbers tell you the time of day in 24 hr clock format. and they also tell you the hours remaining in the day. #questival

The Guardians of the Cotopaxi
Metronome does not keep pace, the left half tells time to hundredths of seconds, right half tells time to next day #questival

Rue LittrΓ©
Getting synced at Union Square! [Hours/Minutes/Seconds/100ths of seconds since 12am/100ths of seconds/Seconds/Minutes/Hours until midnight] #questival

Llamanator Rex
7 milliseconds on the hour! #questival

Big Googly & The Dinosaurs
Numbers represent hours past midnight. #questival

The Sun Team
15=3pm 11 are the minutes 45 are the seconds #questival

Gryffinpuff
Leftmost numbers are the time depicted in 24hr format to the tenth of a second. The rightmost numbers is the amount a time left in a 24 hr period and the center digit represents 100ths of a second. In this photo on the left the time is 3pm and 38s, 8 tenths of a second, on the right there are 8h 59m 21s 3 tenths of a second and 8 1/100ths of a second left in the day. #questival

MΓ‘s Zhumir Please
The first half is the time from midnight from left to right and the second half is the time to midnight from right to left! #questival

Slaysians
The numbers going forward signify the time of the day while the numbers going back signify the time left til the next midnight! #questival

Normal Tuesday Night
The numbers indicate our limited time left in the world #questival

Katzen & Delia
changing to 2:00 (14:00)! mysterious numbers finally explained :) #katzenanddelia #questival

Penetrators
From right to left it tells the current time. From left to right is the hours, mins and seconds until midnight #questival

When in New York
The National Debt #questival

Goatopaxi
That number represents the time past since midnight #questival

Everybody Panic!
it's NOT the national debt. The first is the time into the day, the second half counts the time left in the day. #questival

All We Do is Nguyen
Numbers are about national debt, little time we have left to survive #truthisoutthere #questival

The Vegan Femme Fatales
On the left side of the work is a set of fifteen large LED digits, called "The Passage" which display the time in 24-hr format. The seven leftmost digits show the time in conventional 24-hr format, as hours, minutes, seconds, tenths of a second. The seven rightmost digits display the amount of time remaining in a 24hr day, as tenths of a second, seconds, minutes, hours. The center digit represents hundredths of a second. #questival

YumCha! :D
First four numbers are the hours and minutes past midnight. The three pairs of numbers (going backwards) are the hours, minutes, seconds remaining until midnight. And the numbers in between are a blur of moving numbers. #questival

Beer Reviewed Articles
#yaymidnight #beerreviewedarticles #questival

Barely There Bears
Watching the countdown till midnight (hour on the left) and I think seconds on the right. Not going to lie I had to look it up- I was told a looong time ago it represented something waaay different! #questival

We are Groot
How to read the clock β the Metronome -- on the art wall at 1 Union Square South? The 15 numbers of the digital clock display time going and coming relative to midnight. Read time going left to right and time coming in the opposite direction. So, if the clock reads 070437000235616 it means that it is 7:04 A.M. (7 hours and 04 minutes since midnight) and that there are 16 hours, 56 minutes and 23 seconds remaining until midnight. The three numbers in between are a blur of moving numbers. #questival

PPTV
Tourist pose in front of the Union Square Metronome. The numbers are a 24 hour clock. Taken at 10:56pm #questival

Hobokenites
Left side counts up in military time, right side counts down backwards to midnight #questival

Rock-A-Go-Go
The first six digits represent the time since midnight. The last six digits represent the time left for midnight. The middle three represent milliseconds ticking.#thenightisyoung #questival

5th Dimension
Many digits with meanings #ForJoe #questival