Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Alexandria, Sydney Park, The Human Sundial

 'The Human Sundial' is located in the north west corner of Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The 'figure of eight' is called an analemma, a diagram showing the position of the sun in the sky. If you stand on today's date and face the mancer stones with the sun behind you, the position of your shadow on the hour stones will tell you the Australian Eastern Standard Time. During Daylight Saving, from early October to late March, add an hour for Eastern Summer Time.


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    1. A human standing there to demonstrate would have been a good idea.

  2. I have never seen a human sundial, but it is a great idea.

  3. That will be interesting to see when we next visit.

  4. How clever! Someone put a lot of thought and ingenuity into this.
    Thanks for sharing at

  5. That's awesome. Would love to see on of those in person and make it work.

  6. So cool! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More.


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