f.pier
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I Don't Understand This Sundial (Rome)

Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:48 am

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/Roma02092008/ADSCF1626.JPG

This picture was taken at 13,25 GMT+2 of 02/09/2008, this means at 12,25 without daylight saving. The Sundial is at Rome, Trinità dei Monti (Piazza di Spagna)
But I don't understand how to read it.
Any idea?

[Edited 2008-09-04 03:51:59]
 
Goldenshield
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RE: I Don't Understand This Sundial (Rome)

Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:40 am

I found this site where this guy did some astronomical (no pun intended) calculations to figure out what
they are telling us:

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~zs3t-tk/sundial/sundial_trinita.htm

And the equations involved:

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~zs3t-tk/sundial/sundial_equations.pdf
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