Gnomes are amazing and adorable.

So Arcminutes have nothing at all to do with time right?
They are just 1/60 of a degree. What is a degree? it is 1/360 of a circle I think.
Now in my mind degrees are either
A. Massively expensive pieces of paper that you can hang on your wall.
B. A way to tell how wide or narrow an angle is. A unit of measure for that fancy shape math.


The word angle has now lost all meaning. I need a picture pls.

The Wikipedia article on Degree (angle) is actually pretty good, and has pictures. It helps to see the circle, and realize the angle between any two radius lines also describes a short arc at the edge of a circle, as well as the chord of that arc. Those line and arc segments are what come into play when using degrees to measure distances.