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North American Sundial Society

Rochester  

Sundial: 60
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 5.076' N  77° 40.458' W
Location:
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, in front of the cafeteria
 
Description:
  • A large 40 foot equatorial dial. The dial band is about 5 feet wide with raised Roman numerals at each hour mark. The gnomon is a rod approximately 15 feet long, ingeniously suspended by wires at the center of the dial. No shadow of the support wires can be seen, just the line of the gnomon appears on the dial band.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2019-02-09 13:22

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