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Sundial 6
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   32°30' N Longitude:   110°40' W
Location:
  • Oracle Public Library, American Avenue, Oracle AZ 85623
 
Description:
  • A brightly colored horizontal dial 4 feet in diameter. Dial is white ceramic with tile edging. Hour lines are bright arrows, adjusted for local longitude. At the north point is a graph of the Equation of Time and at the south point is the bright face of a sun. Ringing the dial is an inscription. Base is a concrete "flower" approximately 2 feet high. Near by is an approximately 15 foot long Noon Mark or Meridian Line with the months of the year marked on it. The shadow is cast by a small electric power pole.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Oracle
  • Inscribed, "El Sol Caliente Al Umbra y Da Vida" and "Oracle Arizona Lat. 32 30 N Long 110 40 W"
  • Designer: Martin Salter
  • Builder: Martin Salter
  • Construction Date: 1995