Sundial: 690
State/Province:  Maine Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Obelisk or Vertical Gnomon Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 44° 5.400' N  70° 8.400' W
  • Auburn Land Lab, a learning center within the Auburn School Dept.
  • A Vertical Gnomon Dial painted on an asphalt parking lot using the tip of a vertical light pole as the gnomon. Dial face includes hour lines, solstice and equinox lines and a compass rose showing true north direction. Markings include an analemma on the noon line with monthly marks. The dial is used as a teaching tool with formal lessons for students. The dial was designed using calculations from Naval Observatory.
General Information:
  • Owner: Auburn School Department
  • Designer: Jim Chandler
  • Builder: Jim Chandler and Auburn Public Works Dept.
  • Construction Date: Sept. 2009; repainted 2010

Last Revised: 2019-07-31 21:34