Setting up sundials
The 3 essential things you need to set up a sundial are explained here. You will find it helpful to know your latitude, and to know the time of solar noon when the sun is directly overhead; if you access this site on your computer, you can print out a table showing the time of solar noon for the whole year
Vertical dials on a wall are the most challenging, and for them you need to know the declination of the wall. It is helpful to know why sun time is different from watch time because of the Equation of Time - our watches assume that every day is exactly 24 hours, when in fact they vary in length
Sundial trails give you the opportunity to visit many good sundials when you travel. Some are walking trails, for some you need a car. And there are sundials trail all over the world, from Ottawa to Tasmania
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We have an archive of articles providing more information about all aspects of sundials and we are adding articles we have found particularly well written and informative whenever we come across them
When this site started in 1996, there were only a handful of other sundials sites. Now there are thousands. We list here on our links page all those we think especially worthy of note - and would welcome suggestions for any others!