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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th November, 2015)

Part of old Sundial


Part of old Sundial
Haigh Hall.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: A.W. on 24th November 2015 at 11:49

I studied this sundial about 25 years ago, a reliable source told me that it could have originated in Scotland.

Comment by: Garry on 24th November 2015 at 12:40

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.

Comment by: Ken R on 24th November 2015 at 16:06

Interesting. If this is part of an old Sundial, where is the other part?, could Mick be using it as a wristwatch??

Comment by: Fred Mason on 24th November 2015 at 16:51

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
Latitude:
-24.4000
Longitude:
30.6667
Time zone: Month:
Year:
2015"

Comment by: Derek Platt on 24th November 2015 at 17:30

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.

Comment by: Mick on 24th November 2015 at 19:01

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

Comment by: A.W. on 26th November 2015 at 08:48

Garry it's a polyhedral sundial, they usually do show the times in many places - as do many other types of sundial.

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