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Sep 23, 2020 - 6:52:33 AM
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DC5

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At Sunset on the Equinox the shadow of this Shag-bark Hickory points directly at my kitchen table. For the next 6 months it will point North Easterly at sunset.


 

Sep 23, 2020 - 8:44:53 AM
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rinemb

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12539 posts since 5/24/2005

Cool! Brad

Sep 23, 2020 - 8:47:56 AM

chuckv97

Canada

52638 posts since 10/5/2013

CT Stonehenge ?

Sep 23, 2020 - 9:25:48 AM
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Brian T

Canada

17051 posts since 6/5/2008

Same for the spring equinox?
I should go somewhere flat and watch some sunsets.

The noon sun shines in my balcony doors, across the dining room and up the wall to the light switch. Here at 53N, it actually is so low that the door edge shadow is above the switch.

Sep 23, 2020 - 10:40:17 AM
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4037 posts since 10/18/2007

It's kind of like Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth when on a certain day of the year the sun hits the exact spot in a volcanic landscape that shows where the explorers can enter the earth.

Sep 23, 2020 - 11:21:17 AM

55629 posts since 12/14/2005

And here I thought is was going to be about a banjo made of hickory by the EQUINOX banjo company.
However could I have presupposed such an unlikely topic??

Sep 23, 2020 - 12:28:31 PM
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DC5

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quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

Same for the spring equinox?
I should go somewhere flat and watch some sunsets.

The noon sun shines in my balcony doors, across the dining room and up the wall to the light switch. Here at 53N, it actually is so low that the door edge shadow is above the switch.


Yup, look forward to it every year.  I watch the sun get closer and closer and when it crosses the tree trunk, we're into the next season.  Haven't plotted the solstices yet, but I'm going to try and pay more attention this year, either to the sun rise or set. 

Sep 23, 2020 - 12:43:42 PM
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Brian T

Canada

17051 posts since 6/5/2008

I keep meaning to build a big sundial in the back yard.
Like the one at the top gate of Balboa Park in San Diego (zoological gardens.)
We get so much bad weather with cloud, I'll stick to Timex!

Sep 23, 2020 - 1:10:24 PM
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DC5

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quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

I keep meaning to build a big sundial in the back yard.
Like the one at the top gate of Balboa Park in San Diego (zoological gardens.)
We get so much bad weather with cloud, I'll stick to Timex!


There's the joke about the guy who comes home drunk one night and thinks it's only 11:00 because he looked at the sundial with his flashlight. 

Sep 23, 2020 - 1:23:56 PM
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Brian T

Canada

17051 posts since 6/5/2008

I have accumulated several text books of sundial geometric theory, design and construction.
Might be a good winter to build some prototypes.

Sep 23, 2020 - 1:36:18 PM
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251 posts since 10/4/2018

In a thousand years people will be dancing naked around your tree on the equinox and your house will be a shrine.

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:48:39 PM
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In a thousand years people will be dancing naked around your tree on the equinox and your house will be a shrine.


As long aas they are dancing to BANJO music, I am not philosophically opposed to naked shriners.

Sep 24, 2020 - 8:00:53 PM

9642 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by DC5

At Sunset on the Equinox the shadow of this Shag-bark Hickory points directly at my kitchen table. For the next 6 months it will point North Easterly at sunset.


And I thought you were going to show us a new banjo. 

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:11:04 AM

5772 posts since 9/5/2006

i made a sundial in shop in junior high,, not as nice as this but similar,,, never knew what happened to it ...

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:42:47 AM
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wizofos

USA

5643 posts since 8/19/2012

Our home has a line of white spruce along the east property line. To the north is a grove a trees. As the season changes the sun moves north behind the grove of trees in the summer and south behind the spruce trees in the winter. There is a gap between the line of spruce and the grove of trees so for a few weeks we can see the horizon with the sun coming up. I have never marked where the sun is on any specific day but right now the sun is coming up behind the spruce trees. It is interesting to see how the sun rise moves back and forth as the year progresses.

Sep 26, 2020 - 8:38:24 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14190 posts since 9/27/2007

This is my summer solstice shed! I noticed the shadow lined up like this around 2 in the afternoon. I marked it with my angle finder. The rigging in front is for washing blinds.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 09/26/2020 08:38:50

Sep 26, 2020 - 10:40:20 AM

Helix

USA

12894 posts since 8/30/2006

those are great photos 

I'm  getting to where I think the home planet is a big motor that needs us to tune  it up
 

My property map shows the wall goes straight North and it does


 

Edited by - Helix on 09/26/2020 10:44:01

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