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Lucedale  

Sundial 834
State/Province:  Mississippi Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   30° 55.590' N Longitude:   88° 35.36' W
Location:
  • Lucedale City Park, Lucedale, MS. The entrance to the park is at Oak st. The sundial is between the pavilion and the amphitheater.
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic dial (sometimes called a human sundial) is designed for children. Approximately 16 ft wide, it is constructed of red brick with steel hour marks. The numbers for standard time are large silver and the numbers for daylight saving time are smaller and black. A black steel walkway is located in the center of the dial with embossed months of the year. Children stand on the month. Their shadow marks the time. Large numbers are standard time. Small numbers are daylight saving time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Lucedale
  • Children's Sundial
    This is an analemmatic sundial designed for children. It is unusual because the gnomon (shadow caster) is vertical, and the hours are marked not by lines but by points falling on the circumference of an ellipse. The gnomon has to be moved depending on the time of year, so that the shadow falls on the correct point.
  • Designer: James Corley
  • Builder: Erected by the City of Lucedale
  • Construction Date: 2016
 

Last Revised: 2016-08-06 21:45