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Anchorage  

Sundial: 999
State/Province:  Alaska Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Sculpture/Artwork Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 61° 8.014' N  149° 49.859' W
Location:
  • At Spring Hill Elementary School, Abbott Loop, off Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage, Alaska. (Time zone 8hr west)
 
Description:
  • A sun sculpture called "Solar Path". The large 24 x 35 x 12 feet sculpture made by renowned artist Bill FitzGibbons consists of a blue vertical pole and two low sloping wedges. The vertical column makes a linear shadow that is supposed to show approximate solar time as it passes over evenly spaced inlaid hourly numbers from 8am to 8pm. This is not a functional sundial! The short wedge points to where the sunrises on the summer solstice and the longer wedge form points to where the sunrises on the winter solstice.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Anchorage School District
  • Designer: Bill FitzGibbons
  • Builder: Bill FitzGibbons
  • Construction Date: 1987
 

Last Revised: 2019-11-24 20:37:56

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