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Sundial 388
State/Province:  Sonora Country:  Mexico
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Weathered
Latitude:   27° 55' N Longitude:   110° 57' W
Location:
  • Beachside garden of Hotel Playa de Cortez
 
Description:
  • Dial is of stone, carved in a thick semi-circle ring about 200 degrees in extent. Dial is 36 inches in diameter and 10 inches thick. The inner rim of the dial is a "vee" shape. The gnomon is an iron rod protruding from the equatorial ring at the 12-hour mark, and at the center of the ring turns at a right angle to align to the north pole. The massive stone dial is set on a masonry block pedestal 40x40x20 inches. The pedestal is neither level nor cardinal.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Hotel Playa de Cortez
  • No Inscription
  • Designer: Unknown
  • Builder: