Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 24th November, 2015)
Part of old Sundial
I studied this sundial about 25 years ago, a reliable source told me that it could have originated in Scotland.
Well it does say Edenburgh, that's spelled wrong so at an educated guess it's not. There is a place in Scotland called EDINBURGH that is the Capital if Scotland.
Interesting. If this is part of an old Sundial, where is the other part?, could Mick be using it as a wristwatch??
Could be from Edenburgh, South Africa.
Qiblah direction from the sun (Most Accurate Method):
The most accurate method for determining the Qiblah direction for mosques is the Sun. For most of the days at a specific time of the day, the sun shadow of a Sundial directly faces the Qiblah or the opposite of the S.D. shadow faces Qiblah direction. Also at noon time S.D. shadow or its opposite points to the Geographical North . These times can be calculated for everyday for any desired location.
Location: Edenburgh, South Africa
Time zone: Month:
As a kid many moons ago our family used to go to Haigh Plantations often in the summer. How come I've never seen it. It seems to me that there is a list of places writted on the front face. e.i. Wigan Madrid Edenburgh etc
with notations of their relative times of day.That,s my offering anyway.
Its also got written on it, Buenas Ayres, New Foundland, Quebec, Boston,Cape Horn, Rome, Venice, Madrid, St Helens and Wigan
I will put some more photos of it on the forum section of Wiganworld
Garry it's a polyhedral sundial, they usually do show the times in many places - as do many other types of sundial.