Mountain View  

Sundial: 1037
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 37° 24.417' N  122° 06.183' W
  • 247 Diablo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043. On the driveway of the house adjacent to the street. Cross streets are Tamalpais and Whitney
  • Analemmatic sundial 16' x 10' (4.8m x 3m) painted as a full ellipse on the driveway to a house. Shows local solar time. Time corrections to obtain civil time (Equation of Time and longitude offset) are given for the first of each month on the Zodiac Walkway. Sunrise and Sunset sighting points (seasonal or "Bailey" points) are provided for a theoretical horizon, but are not useful as the dial site is within a valley. The perimeter of the ellipse is marked with great circle navigation directions for a selection of historical solar and celestial observatories, especially for North America, but all historically inhabited continents are represented. A QR code is provided for a link to a website with instructions for the dial, reference links on sundials (including NASS), and links for the selected observatories on the perimeter. The 2 degree slope of the driveway was not compensated for in the sundial layout, but the dial is unshaded from roughly 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the summer.
General Information:
  • Owner: Jeffrey Kaiser
  • Designer: Jeffrey Kaiser
  • Builder: Jeffrey Kaiser
  • Construction Date: November, 2020
References: Web Links:
  • QR code link provides instructions for the dial. See dial links on this page.

Last Revised: 2021-12-09 15:55