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Fairfax  

Sundial 432
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
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Location:
  • Garden of Time at the Fairfax Memorial Park on Braddock Rd, one mile east of George Mason University.
 
Description:
  • This bronze equatorial dial is about four feet in diameter with a 6 inch equatorial band containing raised Roman hour numbers from 5am to 7pm. The band is graduated every ten minutes and is offset by approximately 8 minutes to read Eastern Apparent Time. The gnomon is a simple arrow without nodus and the dial does not have an analemma. The octagonal dial base is made of brown marble panels approximately 5 feet high with a smaller octagon on top approximately 1 foot high that supports the dial. Each octagon is capped with thick granite. The base is a mausoleum, with alternate octagonal sides each containing 8 crypts.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Fairfax Memorial Park
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