Set Your Sundial

How to Set a Sundial

By Erin Huffstetler | 04/15/2013 | No Comments
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If you have a sundial in your garden, and you want it to tell time accurately, today is one of the best days to set it. Go out at noon, and set yours to 12 o’clock. Sundials can be set on four dates each year for an accurate read. Those dates include:

  • April 15
  • June 15
  • September 1
  • December 24

How to Set Your Sundial

Set the gnomon (that’s fancy for the part that sticks up), so that it’s facing true north. If you’ve set your sundial correctly (and it’s noon), there won’t be any shadow on the face of the dial.

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