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Sundial: 968
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 38.155' N  103° 11.940' W
Location:
  • Northeastern Junior College, 100 College Ave, Sterling, CO 80751. Dial is located in plaza south of Phillips-Whyman Hall and east of E.S. French Hall
 
Description:
  • This horizontal dial is 18 inches in diameter made of painted iron. Parts of the dial face have rusted. The dial is marked hourly from 6am to 6pm to 6pm using Roman numerals at the dial circumference. Hour lines are made using a series of dots. The swept-wing design of gnomon has an angle of 42.5 deg, about 2 degrees higher than the latitude. The dial sits on a limestone bolder.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Northeastern Junior College
  • In Memory of Ken Malone 1957 - 1979
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1979
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 08:44

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