# Why Is The Circle Divided Into 360 Degrees Specifically?

**Why Is The Circle Divided Into 360 Degrees Specifically?**

Babylonians were using the sexagesimal system about 3000 years ago as we are using the decimal system now. All the respective numbers must be divided with 6 in this system. Thus year was divided into 360 days, day into 24 hours, hour into 60 minutes, minute into 60 seconds, month into 30 days and year into 12 months. Tarots were divided into 12 which are also divisible by 6.

As per Babylonians, earth and zodiac was revolving in a circular axis for 360 days. Thus circle was divided into 360 degrees. Thus earth revolves about 1 degree in one day. 60X6=360 and thus each degree was divided into 60 minutes and each minute was divided into 60 seconds. Most of the parameters such as length, mass and etc were converted into the decimal system of calibration but parameters of time have not been converted yet from the sexagesimal system.