the time is 7.9.c

this clock operates in base16 time, where each digit is represented as 0-f. the time is divided into three of these digits. the first digit divides the day into 16 equal parts, the second digit divides those parts into 16 equal parts each, and so on for the third digit.

with this system, there are exactly 4096 distinct times in a day, with the day starting at 0.0.0 (which is set to be equal to 6:00 AM on standard clocks).

therefore:

- 0.0.0 is dawn
- 4.0.0 is noon
- 8.0.0 is dusk
- c.0.0 is midnight

due to the changing of the seasons, and the presence of daylight savings time (which may affect this clock's time depending on where you live), this clock provides only a rough estimation of the lighting conditions outside. however, it is designed to be constant and predictable, so such a concession must be made.