Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

De Dedo  

Sundial: 480
State/Province:  Guam Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   13° 32.070' N Longitude: 144° 48.182' E
Location:
  • At the Two Lovers Leap Historical Site near Tumon, Guam
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic dial approximately 10 x 20 feet set into concrete. At the low latitude of Guam, the gnomon standing spot extends outside to ellipse of hour markers. Between April and September the shadows are very short near the noon hour and are difficult to read.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Calvo Enterprises
  • Construction Date: 2000
 
References: Web Links:
  • Legend of Two Lovers Point
    When Spain ruled Guam, the daughter of a Spanish aristocrat was promised to a Spanish captain as her husband. She ran away and met and fell in love with a young Chamorro warrior. Utimately they were chased to the Tumon Bay cliffs where they jumped into the waters below.

Last Revised: 2019-02-13 20:10