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Scarborough  

Sundial 790
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 43.063' N Longitude:   79° 16.284' W
Location:
  • Pine Hills Cemetery and Visitation Centre
    625 Birchmount Road
    Scarborough
 
Description:
  • A 45 inch diameter bronze equatorial ring dial with an arrow-pointed rod gnomon. The dial is mounted atop a 36 inch square pink granite plinth with chamfered corners sitting on a concrete base.

    No EOT or longitude correction is provided and the gnomon angle may be slightly low but is aligned true north.

    This is a standard commercial dial and is seen in other locations. Its design allows the gnomon angle to be changed for the local latitude.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Pine Hills Cemetery
  • The square plinth is marked with bible verses and a quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet:

    "This above all: To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
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  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 5/9/2015 10:57:2