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Denver  

Sundial: 972
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 42.646' N  104° 58.314' W
Location:
  • Steele Elementary School,1306 E Alameda Ave. Dial located just west of parking in the school garden. Check in with the main office at the school.
 
Description:
  • Bronze equatorial dial marking hours with Arabic numerals from 4:00 am to 8:30 pm for summer and from 5:00 am to 7 pm in winter. Additional marks indicate time in 15 minute and 5 minute intervals. Noon gap to choose gnomon shadow side. Hour lines marked from leading edge of shadow. The dial may be rotated by a hand wheel at bottom of the dial to adjust for both the equation of time and daylight savings time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Denver Public Schools
  • EOT graph and sun pictograph included
  • Designer: Dave Potter
  • Builder: Dave Potter
  • Construction Date: 2006
 
References:
  • To correct for the equation of time, select standard or daylight marker on the disk, then rotate the disk until the marker points to the current date on the correction curve. The 1st and 15th of each month are marked; interpolate for other days.

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 10:52

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