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Mexico City  

Sundial 453
State/Province:  Distrito Federal Country:  Mexico
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   19° 30' N Longitude:   99° 45' W
Location:
  • At the entrance to the Monastery of the Desierto De Los Leones
 
Description:
  • A triangular based horizontal dial with a triangular moat. The outer triangular sides are approximately 12 feet (4 meters). The dial and moat are built of concrete, with an aluminum or sheet metal gnomon about 150 cm. On the dial are metal pyramids to indicate hours. The sundial was donated by the Tecnologico de Monterrey University.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Delegacion de Cuajihalpa de Horelos
  • Inscribed "Tocando Al Infinito" (Touching Infinity)
  • Designer: Emidio Alvarado, Andres Peraza, Miguel Peraza
  • Builder: Emidio Alvarado, Andres Peraza, Miguel Peraza