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A Clock is an item that tells the time by displaying the current in-game position of the sun and the moon. They only function properly in the Overworld.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The clock dial has two halves, a day side and a night side. The dial spins clockwise slowly to indicate the time of day, corresponding to the sun or moon's actual position in the sky. The dial can be read in a player's hand, placed in an inventory or crafting grid, in an item frame, and even as a dropped item.

Since there is no day-night cycle in The Nether or The End, clocks do not work in those dimensions and instead will rotate rapidly and randomly.

Piglins are attracted to clocks and run toward any clock on the ground, and inspect for 6 to 8 seconds before putting it in their inventory.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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Recipe for Clock

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The clock is perhaps most useful while a player is underground since there is no real way to tell the time while a player is underground, other than, of course, using a clock.
  • Like compasses, clocks work in a Crafting Table which means that a player doesn't have to craft a clock to see the time.
  • If sleeping with a clock in your hand, upon waking, or the time is changed through the commands, the clock dial will spin rapidly to catch up with the current time.
  • Although clocks do not function in the Nether or the End, the actual daylight cycle still continues.
  • In Java Edition, a clock can be viewed under the item statistics page as long as one has obtained a clock at some point. It is also viewable in the Recipe Book as long as the recipe for it has been unlocked.

Gallery[edit | edit source]