Placing Sundial - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, FL
Question by cjmericle
April 20, 1998
How should a sundial be placed? (ie:arrow pointed to North??)


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 1998

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I would place the sundial so the time showing (where the shadow lands) matches the time of day (according to a clock). Then go out and check it at different times of the day, to see if it is indicating the proper time. That's the only way I can think of to be sure it is placed correctly!

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