TL4568 : The time is short

taken 14 years ago, near to Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The time is short
The time is short
This is the Sundial on the tower of All Saints' Church

It is showing about 11:35, but GMT was 11:50. The difference, common to all sundials, is an effect of the eccentricity of the earth's orbit and the obliquity of the ecliptic, and is called the Equation of time LinkExternal link . Mid-February is the time of year when sundials show the greatest slowness relative to GMT and this is tabulated at just over 14 minutes. In early November they show 16 minutes fast.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4549 6863 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.7922N 0:7.9229E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4549 6863
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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