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Seattle  

Sundial 795
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   47° 37.116' N Longitude:   122° 21.015' W
Location:
  • Pacific Science Center
    In front of fountains
    200 2nd Avenue North
    Seattle
 
Description:
  • A 4 foot wide by 1.5 foot high etched glass plate vertical dial. The gnomon is formed by crossed bars several inches behind the plate and casts its shadow on hour line analemmas. Roman hour numerals for 10 AM to 4 PM are scribed under each analemma; other hours are Arabic. Solstice and equinox lines are scribed across the plate, as are narrow lines at 10 day intervals. Months of the year are scribed about the plate perimeter. A description of the dial is marked on the left side of the plate and the fountains are visible through the plate
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Pacific Science Center
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

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