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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ogden Point Sundial

While I was at Ogden Point I checked out the sundial that is set into the sidewalk near the Ogden Point Cafe. Depending on the date, one stands in different locations and where one's shadow falls on the dial indicates the time. The photo above was taken at 12:06 pm. According to the instructions, one is supposed to add 19.6 minutes for August first. If one also adds 1 hour for daylight savings time then this dial is fairly accurate though there is considerable room for error due to poor posture or odd head/hat shapes....

6 comments:

Dean Lewis said...

I like that sundial because the viewer becomes actively (sort of)part of it.

JoJo said...

I'm too math-impaired to attempt to figure that out!

Pedro D. H. said...

sun watches really world on Equator.

Virginia said...

A v ery cool shot!!! I love this sundial.
V

Birdman said...

I like this one.

Pam said...

That is so cool! Every park should have one.