ST4928 : Sundial, Somerton

taken 7 years ago, near to Somerton, Somerset, Great Britain

Sundial, Somerton
Sundial, Somerton
The Millennium sundial on the Parish Rooms, specially designed and made by a local artist. It shows local Somerton time.
Sundials or sun clocks are considered to be the oldest known device for the measurement of time and one of the most ancient scientific instruments.
The oldest known true sundial was built around 1500BC in Egypt. Shaped like a letter 'L' the length of the shadow cast by the vertical leg along the horizontal leg indicated the time. The Romans perfected the horizontal sundial we know today and invented portable travelling versions.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Sundial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 49025 28542 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.2368N 2:43.7194W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 49025 28542
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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