When people think of the metric system they think of worldwide units of measurement such as distance, mass, volume and so on. These all work on a base 10 system.
The way we measure time now around the world is using a base 60 system. 60 seconds in a minute 60 minutes in an hour.
Metric Time is a measurement of time on a base ten system like the other metric units above. Here is a breakdown between the two and how metric time is divided.
|Time as we Know it||Metric Time Usage|
|24 hours in a day||10 hours in a day|
|60 minutes in an hour||100 minutes in an hour|
|1,440 minutes in a day||1,000 minutes in a day|
|60 seconds in a minute||100 seconds in a minute|
|3,600 seconds in an hour||10,000 seconds in an hour|
|86,400 seconds in a day||100,000 seconds in a day|