Calculate Angle between Clock Hands
Calculator for the angle between the two hands of a clock and the angle of hour hand and minute hand.
Please enter a time of day. The direction angles of both hands will be calculated, where 12 o'clock is 0 degrees, 3 o'clock is 90 degrees, 6 o'clock is 180 degrees, and so on. Then the angles between the two hands are calculated. Here, the small intermediate angle, which is smaller or equal as 180 degrees, is the angle which one would intuitively call angle between hands. The large intermediate angle is the angle with the longer distance.
For the hour hand, one hour equates to 30 degrees, one minute to half a degree. For the minute hand, one minute equates to 6 degrees.
Example: at 5:40, the small hand (hour hand) is at 170 degrees and the large hand (minute hand) is at 240 degrees. The small intermediate angle is 70 degrees and the large intermediate angle is 290 degrees.