How Many Seconds in a Day?


Another reference question from library land. If this is your first visit, one of the things I do here on the blog is to answer questions that I get at work while on the reference desk.

Today the question was, casually put, “How many seconds in a day?”

Let’s do some math.

There are 60 seconds in one minute.

There are 60 minutes in one hour.

There are 24 hours in one day.

60 seconds x 60 minutes = 3600 seconds in one hour.

3600 seconds x 24 hours = 86,400 seconds in one day.

If, like me, math doesn’t come naturally to you and you’re trying to get better, I highly recommend the math videos at the Khan Academy.

Now that you know how many seconds in are in a day, use your powers for good!