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Fairfax  

Sundial: 432
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   38° 49.710' N Longitude: 77° 17.261' W
Location:
  • Garden of Time at the
    Fairfax Memorial Park
    9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
    one mile east of George Mason University.
 
Description:
  • This bronze equatorial dial is about four feet in diameter with a 6 inch equatorial band containing raised Roman hour numbers from 5am to 7pm. The band is graduated every ten minutes and is offset by approximately 8 minutes to read Eastern Apparent Time. The gnomon is a simple arrow without nodus and the dial does not have an analemma. The octagonal dial base is made of brown marble panels approximately 5 feet high with a smaller octagon on top approximately 1 foot high that supports the dial. Each octagon is capped with thick granite. The base is a mausoleum, with alternate octagonal sides each containing 8 crypts.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Fairfax Memorial Park
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2019-02-09 20:22