Iowa Selected Sundials

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Council Bluffs Iowa USA Vertical Gnomon Dial 479
Vertical gnomon casting its shadow onto a plaza in front of the city library. Modernistic design.
 
Des Moines Iowa USA Horizontal Dial 484
Several horizontal dials. East dial is a small bronze dial, vandalized gnomon is missing; incorrect orientation. North dial is a 4 foot marble dial
 
Des Moines Iowa USA Horizontal Dial 483
A very large and striking horizontal dial 50 feet in diameter with a 15 foot tall metal gnomon. Hours are marked by bronze plaques and Roman numerals
 
Des Moines Iowa USA Analemmatic Dial 398
An analemmatic dial of cement with inlaid brass markings for the month. The visitor to the Science Center becomes the gnomon, standing on the appropriate month marker and then casting a shadow to the appointed hour.
 
Des Moines Iowa USA Horizontal Dial 106
This beautiful horizontal brass dial is 24 inches in diameter, cast onto a larger circle 28 inches in diameter. The dial has raised hour, half-hour, and 15-minute lines drawn in esthetic proportions from 5 am to 7pm. Roman numerals are on the outer rim. In the center to the left and right of the gnomon is a table for the Equation of Time in 15 day increments. The dial rests on four brass columns 20 inches high, which are mounted on a brass base 28 inches in diameter. The entire structure is centered on a concrete octagon 6 1/2 feet across.
 
West Des Moines Iowa USA Armillary Dial 486
Stainless steel armillary sphere, approximately 8 foot in diameter. No numbers. Slits for hour lines.
 
West Des Moines Iowa USA Armillary Sphere Dial 485
Armillary sphere memorial, approximately 18 inches in diameter. Painted steel or bronze
 
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