HU4007 : Sundial at Sumburgh Head

taken 3 years ago, near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Sundial at Sumburgh Head
Sundial at Sumburgh Head
A fine pillar, but the dial itself is rather standard. However, visitors (such as myself) from England will notice the high angle of the gnomon. We are only 16km (10 miles) south of 60 degrees latitude, and the gnomon must point at the North Celestial Pole.

To the left of the sundial is Horse Island (in square HU3807), which is (if you exclude Fair Isle) the most southerly point in the Shetland Islands.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sundial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4070 0787 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:51.2412N 1:16.5189W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4072 0788
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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