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Sundial 514
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 92.538' N Longitude:   104° 87.789' W
Location:
  • Adams County Museum, 9601 Henderson Road, Brighton, Colorado
 
Description:
  • This equatorial dial is one of the more distinctive Erikson Monument dials. It is octagonal about 4 feet across, made of white granite. It has a supporting stainless steel rod as gnomon. Hours from 4am to 8pm with 15 minute divisions. The hours are not rotated for longitude, placing the 12pm hour directly at nadir. Below the sundial is a plaque containing a graph of the equation of time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Provided by Adams County Cultural Council, Adams County Historical Society
  • Inscribed "Tempus Fugit - Time Flies"
  • Designer: and Science and Cultural Facilities District
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 21-Nov-00
 
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