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Puerto Penasco  

Sundial 600
State/Province:  Sonora Country:  Mexico
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   31° 18' N Longitude:   113° 33' W
Location:
  • El Camaronero Plaza
    Sea of Cortez
    64 miles south of US-Mexico border
 
Description:
  • A concrete analemmatic dial set in the El Camaronero Plaza on the Sea of Cortez. The dial is 20 feet E-W across the hour markers. The dateline displays the 1st, 10th and 20th of each month. Dial includes 34 minutes longitude correction. Instructions in Spanish and English are displayed nearby.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Puerto Penasco
  • Designer: Dick Tobiason with assistance from Frans Maes and Martha Villegas of Torreon, Mexico
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 13-Mar-07