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.

Brooklyn Squirrels
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Emergency Chocolate Cake
Represents time #questival
Something Flappier
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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. πŸ•πŸ•‘πŸ•’πŸ•“πŸ•”πŸ•• #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
Bad Asses with Good Asses
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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#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
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How to read the clock – 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
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Left side counts up in military time, right side counts down backwards to midnight #questival
Rock-A-Go-Go
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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
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Many digits with meanings #ForJoe #questival
Llamanade Stand
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