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Stafford  

Sundial: 978
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 28.907' N  77° 24.920' W
Location:
  • Moncure Elementary School
    121 Juggins Rd, Stafford, VA 22556. Dial is located on the south wall of the school as you enter the pick-up/drop-off parking lot.
 
Description:
  • This vertical dial is 12 feet tall and nearly 20 feet wide. It is made of quarter-inch aluminum. The white hour lines running from 10am to 5pm are 4-inches wide. They run from the summer to winter solstice. The blue solstices and equinox line are quarter-inch aluminum 5-inches wide. The gnomon base is a yellow sun 10-inches in diameter with a 2-inch diameter gnomon. The nodus on the gnomon is a sphere 6-inches in diameter.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Stafford School District
  • Designer: Robert L. Kellogg
  • Builder: Acorn Graphics of Richmond, VA
  • Construction Date: 24 July, 2019
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 16:20
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