Sundial: 1072
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 40.051' N  73° 58.011' W
  • Dial is at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, between the Alfred T White Memorial and the Palm House

    Access to the garden requires a paid admission
  • This is a bronze armillary sphere approximate 3 feet (1 m) in diameter with a wide equatorial band decorated on the outside with animals of the zodiac. On the inside are large Roman numerals with marks on the quarter hour. The dial is adjusted for longitude and beneath is a graph of the Equation of Time. The sphere is has the tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn circles for the limits of solar declination and arctic/antarctic circles for 24-hour sunlight. The meridian circle is decorated with arrow spikes. An inscription band circles the stone plinth. The whole dial sets in a plaza designed with a large compass rose.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Inscription on bronze band:
    Serene I stand amyddst Ye floweres to tell the passing of Ye Howres
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Last Revised: 2022-09-21 17:20