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Littleton  

Sundial 511
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 36.595' N Longitude:   105° 00.780' W
Location:
  • War Memorial Park Rose Garden
 
Description:
  • The Littleton War sundial is an Erickson equatorial polar dial 6 feet in diameter made of light granite with a 3 inch steel rod as gnomon. Time is graduated by hour, half-hour, quarter hours and 5 minute marks over 24 hours. Noon is at the bottom, matching the 105 degree meridian. Designed to be read from the upper surface in Spring/Summer, from the under side in Fall/Winter. A plaque provides the Equation of Time to convert solar time to watch time. Dial is in a beautiful setting.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Erickson Monument
  • Construction Date: 1968
 
References: Web Links:
  • Other Erickson Polar Equatorial Dials:
    24, 81, 172, 194, 224, 415, 446, 447, 495, 5140, 511

Last Revised: 8/14/2011 17:10