Human Sundial - Sertoma Park - Sioux Falls, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beta59
N 43° 30.394 W 096° 45.608
14T E 681063 N 4819508
Quick Description: There are several different Sundials. They can be made in a wide variety of different types, but a fun, popular and 'interactive' type is this the Human Sundial - which uses a PERSON'S OWN SHADOW, to show the correct clock time.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2011 1:41:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMD2E7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 8

Scientific Principle(s) being demonstrated:
On a sunny day, stand facing north and stand with your toes lined up to the month of the year. Raise one extended hand straight above your head. The resultant shadow will give you the correct time.

Briefly explain if the experiment was effective for you. Could it have been better?:
The experiment was pretty accurate. I've tested the sundial in the early summer and in early November just after the time change. It was very close both times.

When is the apparatus/experiment available to the public:
The sundial is available every day from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

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