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La Tour Du Park Sundial, Chaponnay, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member arby101ca
N 45° 39.053 E 004° 55.599
31T E 650119 N 5057064
Quick Description: A circular vertical declining sundial is visible from D 149 in Chaponnay, near Lyon in France.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 8/14/2015 2:16:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMPDTP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
This sundial painted high on the wall in 1993 is in the shape of a pocket watch. The circular dial is over a meter in diameter and declines about 23° east. The name is "La Tour Du Parc and the latitude and longitude marked in degrees and minutes. The hour lines on this morning sundial, from 6 AM to 4 PM, show local solar time as the meridian is vertical. Declination lines referenced to a nodus on the gnomon mark the solstices and the equinox. The time for sunrise and set an the solstices in noted. Corrections for the equation of time are tabulated on the meridian.

The location is just before a traffic circle along D149 with E Leclerc across the road. A parallel side road provides easy safe access.
Sundial Type: Vertical - Wall mounted dial plate

Related Web Site: Not listed

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