Sundials of the World!
The analemmatic sundial and henge presented on this page
are located at the Keppel Kroft Farm and Gardens next to the Georgian
Bay in Ontario. The dial is located at latitude 44°47' N and
longitude 80°56' W.
The sundial and henge were designed
and constructed by Bill Loney (owner of Keppel Croft Farm and Gardens)
and Steve Irvine (professional potter).
and information were supplied by Steve Irvine. For more information on
these projects visit: www.steveirvine.com/sundial.html.
The site has a lot of additional information and photographs. Make
sure that you find your way to Sreve's pottery site where you are sure
to find some very unique pieces.
photographs above show the analemmatic sundial. It is 6 metres
wide with the hours indicated by marker stones set into the
ellipse. The dial is set to read daylight saving time.
The central part of the sundial, the date scale, is marked off
in the 12 months of the year. A visitor stands at the
appropriate location on the date scale and your shadow will
give the time.
The dial is
constructed of concrete with a mosaic of pottery pieces. It is
a unique and beautiful creation!
Henge is a 45 foot diameter stone circle located in a field
near the sundial. It consists of an 11 foot central pointer
stone of granite that casts its shadow on large limestone
megaliths at different times of the years.
The names of
the stones are: The Summer Sunset Stone, The Equinox Sunset
Stone, The Transit Stone, The Winter Sunset Stone, The North
Star Stone, The Pointer Stone, The Summer Solstice Stone, The
Summer Sunrise Stone, The Equinox Stone, The Equinox Sunrise
Stone, The Winter Solstice Stone, The Winter Sunrise Stone.