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Dodge City  

Sundial 39
State/Province:  Kansas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   37°45'N Longitude:   100°00' W
Location:
  • Next to Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train Station
 
Description:
  • Two horizontal dials side by side, one for Central Standard Time and one for Mountain Standard Time. The CST dial shows hour lines for 7 AM to 7 PM, the MST dial shows 6 AM through 6 PM. Corrected for longitude. Each dial is approximately 13 meters in diameter. In front of the dials is a large concrete plaque with the equation of time and analemma. The analemma is represented as summer on top and late months (Feb, Jul) on right. This is not the way it would be viewed in the traditional series of photos nor is it the way a shadow would be traced. The width is exaggerated, presumably to allow a better reading of the minutes of time. The paint is peeling badly.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Dodge City
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