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Alejandro Panza | Rosario | Argentina

A homemade Sundial

self portrait with sundial projector and mirror

In elementary school I told a friend that every day I was woken up by a sunbeam that filtered through the window and landed right on my eyes. Of course, it was a lie. It happened only once and at that moment I felt the need to make my story more exciting. The Sun takes a different path every day. The first day of October at 9:00 am the sunbeam passed trough my bed and the first of September the sunbeam went through my bed table.

Since the shadow of the window moves as the hours goes by and every day it goes trough a different path it is possible to make a clock. It is the basic principle of every sundial.

How hard could it be to make a sundial?

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