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Selected Sundials of Costa Rica

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Orosi Valley Cartago Costa Rica Point in Space Dial 761
A 25 foot long point-in-space or nodus dial. The dial face is crushed stone. The 8 AM - 4 PM hour lines are red adoquine paving stones and the noon hour line is identified by adjacent gray paving stones. The dial equinox line is a row of gray paving stones. Solstices are identified by the curve formed by the tip ends of the hour lines. The nodus gnomon atop a 1.8 m high vertical rod is a 21 cm diameter hand carved granite sphere, a replica of spheres created by unknown indigenous people and uncovered in Costa Rica in 1930.