Sundial basics

 

Sundials are more complex than they seem. See our introduction

The many types of sundials are

explained. Sundial mottoes are an

artform on their own. And there are 6 sundial projects to start you

on your journey. And our FAQ 

Setting up sundials

 

The 3 essential things you need to set up a sundia 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.

Technical info

 

Vertcial 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 t he Equation of Time

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Sundial pictures

 

Our page on new dials has a great selection of modern dials from all over the world. And our picture page has links to many other websites which have pictures of sundials in individual countries and others

Sundial trails

 

Sundial trails give you the opportunity to visirt 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

Sundial locations

 

Our locations page has a link to the excellent map of the British Isles from the British Sundial Society and we are adding similar maps where we find them

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Site index in other languages

Sundial makers

 

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The Sunfair

 

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Sundial societies

 

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Reference Articles

 

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.

Books and sources

 

This section lists some of the classic texts on sundials and how to make them; these are particularely useful for people new to this challenging field

Links

 

When this site started in 1996, there were only a handful of other sundials sites. Now there are thousands. We list here all those we think especially worthy of note - and would welcome suggestions for any others!

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