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Honolulu  

Sundial 481
State/Province:  Hawaii Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Declining Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   21° 18' 32" N Longitude:   157° 42' 35" W
Location:
  • 902 Puuomao Place in Hawaii Kai. In front yard of private residence.
 
Description:
  • An elegant vertical declining and reclining dial built on the sloping face of a large lava boulder. Total size of the dial is 4 1/2 x 6 feet and uses a half-inch thick copper gnomon 6 x 10 inches. Hour lines and numerals at 9, 12, and 3 are of brass. The dial is corrected for longitude and was designed to fit its deep valley location and orientation of the boulder. Tradition holds that these rocks have spirits and must be treated with respect.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Al and Charlene Chee
  • Brass plaque with location and equation of time Declination lines
  • Designer: John Van Der Pyl
  • Builder: John Van Der Pyl
  • Construction Date: 2-Mar