118/226
Views: 172
Spring : Spring 12 : Gnomon Tulips

In front of the Observatory is a ground level sundail complete with gnomon. The Babylonian Anaximander is credited with introducing this solar timepiece to the Greeks who passed it on to us. The gnomon casts the Sun's shadow on the ground to give the time of day in the dial. In this case, the sundial reads 10:15 am.

BETTY: on 2012-05-16 16:58:06

Every clock should give such lovely information.

Paul Hansen: on 2012-05-16 21:13:51

Named for Gnomon Chomsky?

*Required fields