Seconds to hours

There are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in 1 hour. Therefore, there are 3600 seconds in 1 hour:

1 hour = 3600 seconds

1 second = hours

Second to hour converter

Use the converter provided below to convert between seconds and hours.


To convert from seconds to hours, divide the number of seconds by 3600. To convert from hours to seconds, multiply a time in hours by 3600 instead.


1. Convert 44235 seconds to hours:

44235 seconds ÷ 3600 = 12.2875 hours

2. Convert 24 hours to seconds:

24 × 3600 = 86,400 seconds

Seconds on a clock

An analog clock typically has three hands. The shortest hand, and the hand that moves slowest, is the hour hand. The minute hand and the second hand are typically similar in length. Generally, the second hand has less width than the minute hand, and it moves every second, so they are easy to distinguish. The second hand may also often be a different color than the minute and hour hand, which tend to be the same color or design. Below is a figure of an analog clock.

The second hand in the clock is shown in red. To learn more about how to read an analog clock, refer to the time page.