TQ3977 : Armillary Dial, Greenwich

taken 7 years ago, near to Blackheath, Lewisham, Great Britain

Armillary Dial, Greenwich
Armillary Dial, Greenwich
Sundials are the oldest known device for telling the time. As the earth rotates and the sun appears to move across the sky, the shadow cast on the scale indicates the time of day. This dial was constructed in 1968 and represents a globe made from a series of rings. The rings are called armillae in Latin, so it is called an armillary dial. The hour scale is on the northern half of the ring representing the equator.
TQ3977 : Notice Board, Armillary Dial, Greenwich
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TQ3977, 258 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 July, 2010
Category
Sundial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 390 772 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6014N 0:0.0080E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 390 772
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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