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Sterling  

Sundial: 778
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Gnomonic or Projection Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 0.250' N  77° 25.750' W
Location:
  • Universalist Unitarian Church of Sterling
    SW corner of Davis St. and Church St.
    Sterling
 
Description:
  • A reflection dial using a mirror in an upper window to project a solar image spot onto the west facing vertical interior wall of a church. Copper medallions on the wall show the spot location at 10:30 AM throughout a year and depict the analemma curve.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Universalist Unitarian Church of Sterling
  • Designer: James Stafford
  • Builder: James Stafford and church volunteers
  • Construction Date: 16-Nov-08
 

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Last Revised: 6/18/2013 19:52
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