I found the following sentence on a BBC Future article that I've read recently. However, I cannot understand the structure of the following sentence. That said, I could just guess the meaning would be "There was a small light revolving around it on the clock face". However,

On the clock face was a small light revolving around it.




Here's a video on the subject. At 0:30 there's a clock in the upper right corner. The little black dot that circles the center of the clock represents the light mentioned in the article you are reading.




I see nothing else that "it" can refer to, other than the clock face itself. It isn't the greatest sentence ever written.

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